Over the years, St. Francis has made a significant contribution to the national HIV/AIDS response and national development. These included: reduced HIV infection, reduced stigma and discrimination, reduction of MTCT due to eMTCT intervention, increased enrollment of HIV positive people via test and treatment strategies, increased access to HIV prevention services, increased health care seeking behavior, widening of the social support system for Orphans and Vulnerable children and Persons Living With HIV & AIDS, improved youth employment opportunities, expansion of referral support system, increased access and uptake of sexual reproductive health and rights services. There is high demand for family planning services because the increased awareness of availability of family planning services. We also improved household income and food security among others.
- Outputs as of 2018
- 10,256 accessed HIV Testing Services (HTS)
- 353 people diagnosed with HIV and enrolled on ART
- 4,567 Outpatients and Inpatients accessed medical care.
- 2,124 clients are accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) at St. Francis; 231 of them are children.
- 60 clients are involved in a music/drama group and are active in prevention, music dance and drama activities.
- 175 Volunteer Community Counseling Aides trained and serving in their own communities.
- 500 Grandmothers supported in Economic strengthening, Food security, Child protection and family strengthening.
- 680 orphans and vulnerable children supported in school.
- 500 Shadow Idol Club (youth group) members (50-100 in weekly attendance).
- 462 Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYWs) supported in Economic strengthening, Food security, Child protection and family strengthening.
- 60 peer educators are serving in their own community
- 60 village health team members are actively doing health awareness and referral of people from the community.