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Through the Global Fund program we have integrated HIV care into community health workers' role. We work closely with #CHWs through our Sub Recipients to help patients overcome hurdles to health care by accompanying patients through treatment, leading education campaigns, and empowering community members to take charge of their own health. As members of the communities they serve, CHWs establish relationships of trust with their patients, bridging the gap between the clinic and the community. Every day, these health workers visit patients in their homes to supervise treatment, ensuring they take their medications regularly and correctly.
Home visits create a means for ongoing support for social stigma, lack of information, discrimination as these are major barriers to medical care in poor communities. Each CHW is responsible for 20 people living with #HIV, a cohort that the CHW visits once every month to provide home based care services based on the Government of Kenya guidelines.