PIH nurse, Anna Mpanje, visits a patient in her home
Tigwirane Manja was founded by PIH physician, Dr. Jon Fielder, and is supported by African Mission Healthcare Foundation.
Tigwirane Manja (meaning "let's hold
hands" in Chichewa) - the name of this program reflects the desire to
build strong relationships with our HIV/AIDS patients while they are at the Partners in Hope Medical Center (PIH), and after they have been discharged to their homes into three
With a focus on drug adherence
counseling, addressing psychosocial needs and encouraging community
involvement, the Tigwirane Manja team follows up on patients who have
been cared for in the Moyo Clinic, Dalitso Clinic or Thandizo Ward at PIH.
During home visits, they check to see if patients are receiving the
support they need to keep their viral loads low and lead healthy
lives. Read one patient's story