Friday, August 19, 2011

Girl Power Moves from the Slum to Hospitals

Hospital Visits
Girl Power Club members from the Kibera Slums visited Mbagathi District Hospital which is Kenya's referral hospital for infectious diseases to spend time with people suffering from HIV/AIDS to help give them hope. 
Among the lessons the girls learned included the circumstances within which the patients contracted the virus, how it felt to be HIV positive, techniques on staying safe and free from infections, how to approach life after being infected and all the important home-based care norms.
Here is one of the girls in response to a question asked by Maxi Agusta, one of the Girl Power Program Assistants: "Its easier to talk about STIs and HIV/AIDS, but it is a different reality when you actually get to see the real picture.”