One to one peer program

CDC through NEP+

The one to one peer program is designed and aimed to enhance the adherence of and reduce treatment attrition among PLHIV. NASTAD and other partners have piloted projects regarding addressing to adherence at risk PLHIVs which have shown promising result.

With this project the organization recruit 619 peer to peer volunteers at 63 health facilities.

Scope of work

  • The scope of this peer to peer support program will be patients of recent HVL results and newly identified positive individuals in ANOPA+ supported health facilities in Addis Ababa.Management empower patients to manage their chronic health condition through:
    •  Counseling, encouraging, motivating & building their skills to take responsibility
    •  Promoting/helping healthy lifestyles
    •  Involving patients in decision-making and problem-solving
    •  Collaborative goals setting, and care plan development
    •  Proactively following up of their action plan.

13.3.1 Main activities of the program

The following are the major, not limited to, activities to be conducted in the peer support program by the volunteers.

  • Screen and register newly enrolled and HVL clients in specific health facility
  • provide ongoing, routine, psychological and emotional support to patients
  • provide education on the importance of adherence to treatment regimens for clients
  • frequently  remind  clients to take medications,
  • Support clients to attend appointments (clinical visits, lab tests, EAC…)
  • Identify patient with specific barrier to adherence and provide adherence counseling
  • Monitor the adherences of clients and document their progresses
  • Arrange counseling session for HVL clients
  • Provide EAC to clients with HVL results
  • Frequently remind clients to undergo VL tests
  • Communicate issues that is deemed important with HCW in health facilities