Nurse brings hope to home-based care patients

Masego Monyatsi
Masego Monyatsi

A qualified nurse, Masego Monyatsi has come up with a project that engages communities in improving the health of members through donation of basics such as toiletry, food, clothing and other necessities.

Monyatsi, who works with Kweneng West DHMT Community Home Based Care (CHBC) as a coordinator, told Mmegi that the project was important for beneficiaries who were mostly people that were unable to fend and provide for themselves due to debilitating conditions.

“In 1995 the government of Botswana established the CHBC programme to complement the overstretched health system in caring for terminally ill patients including people living with HIV/AIDS. To ensure continuity of care, the programme has been integrated into existing primary health care structures and health protocols,” she said.

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