PIH Outreach                                                                                           PIH nurse, Anna Mpanje, visits a patient

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 nearby communities.

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.

Tigwirane Manja was founded by PIH physician, Dr. Jon Fielder, and is supported by African Mission Healthcare Foundation.