CARE AND TREATMENT CLINIC (CTC) & CHILD CENTRED FAMILY CARE CLINIC (CCFCC)

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) is among the first four sites in Tanzania to offer free Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) since September 2004. The existing Care &Treatment at KCMC is focusing on increasing the number of people on ART and linking PLHIV to the community. From the beginning provision of services for adults and children was harmonized so that parents could receive services at the same time as their children and the number of children on ART was around 20% of all patients’ right from the start. The centre has been receiving funds from Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Foundation (EGPAF) to implement Care & Treatment services for adults and children.

Our Goal

To provide comprehensive care and treatment services to adults, adolescents and children living with HIV, within the catchment’s area and beyond. The centre established Child Centered Family Care clinic [CCFCC] in October 2006 and official inauguration was done on 6th December 2007. The aim is to link the care and treatment of children and their families including primary and specialty medical care, social services, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and home based care. Further it supports improvement of care and treatment in Continuous Pediatrics Education Program [CPEP] sites in Kilimanjaro and Arusha Regions.

Based on the special needs for adolescents the centre has established adolescents/youth clinic since November 2007 .The clinic is done once per month on the last Saturday of the month. To date there are 59 adolescents and 61 youths attending clinic. (Total 120)

Activities

CTC:

  • Adult’s clinic on every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • ART adherence counseling to all new enrollees to Care and treatment
  • Ongoing group/individual counseling on every clinic days
  • Proper documentations of monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Internal & eternal linkages
  • Youths clinic on one Saturday every month
  • Provider initiated counseling and testing (PITC)

CCFCC:

Eligibility to the family clinic is 2 members and above, the entry point is a child
  • Pediatric CTC on Mondays
  • Family clinics on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • HIV Exposed babies and their mothers are seen on Wednesdays.
  • Adolescent clinic on one Saturday every month
  • Proper documentations of monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Internal & eternal linkages
  • Continuous pediatric education program (CPEP) to support quality of C&T in other sites (Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions )
  • Clinical attachments.
  • Provider initiated counseling and testing (PITC)
  • Outreach services to two orphanage centre’s on monthly basis
Services provided to all family members includes:
  • Counseling and testing
  • PMTCT
  • Care and treatment
  • Antiretroviral treatments (ART)
  • Physical examinations
  • Family planning
  • Home-based care and external linkages
  • Cervical cancer and TB screening.
  • Psychosocial support.