Nearly 1500 patients living with HIV/AIDS cared for in Lomé, Togo.
AIDS, paradoxically a commonplace word, but 4 letters carrying suffering, isolation, and death, now creates fewer new infections in the world. Sub-Saharan Africa is no exception, but it is where most new infections are still recorded (UN AIDS 2010 Report).
In Togo, the AIDS prevalence rate since 2013 has been 2.3% for a population of about 5 million people. The border nature of District 4 makes it an area of high population migration, sex trade and all kinds of social crime.
Le Jade - Pour la vie ! A medico-social centre (CMS) that helps people living with AIDS.
In response to this situation, Le Jade - Pour la vie ! is implementing activities that are part of the overall strategy to respond to the pandemic in this area.
As part of its contribution to the response to HIV/AIDS, the association Le Jade - Pour la vie ! set up a medico-social centre (CMS), which opened in September 2002 to provide assistance and support to people living with AIDS.
These actions also affect families and in particular the children, or orphans, of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Le Jade - Pour la vie ! contributes to improving the medical and psychosocial care of people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, as well as the prevention of infection, by addressing medical, psychological, social, home and hospital visits.
In 2015, 1378 patients are under medical care by the centre, and the number of active patients is increasing every year, which is a growing pressure on the centre's activities. Special attention is given to children under 18 years of age to enable them to live better with HIV.