The Healthy Children
Apart from the children who are HIV positive, there are those who are healthy. They at times suffer from common illnesses like headaches, malaria, common cold, chest aches and other treatable illnesses.
The children have their check-up yearly which is conducted by a specialized team of doctors and nurses from different organizations who volunteer. Whenever the children get ill, they are treated within our home clinics but if it is a serious case then a referral is made by the nurse to a major hospital under the instruction of the home doctor.
The young babies who are still on immunizations are regularly taken to a health center for their injections. The injections are monitored using the clinic cards and so the nurses at the health center know which injection to give to which child and at what age.
The other children get injections when it is necessary and are also put for IVs if need be there. The injections and IVs are administered by the nurses.
In the home, there are older girls who undergo a lot of counselling and teachings concerning their body changes. The girls have not been put on any form of birth control but they are tested on pregnancy each and every month.