Nava Kiran Plus

Community Care And Treatment

Living with HIV is no more a death sentence but it is rather a beginning of a challenging life. Thanks to pioneering efforts from Nava Kiran Plus to demand increase access to the life saving antiretroviral treatment and care in Nepal since 2003. With the support from the government of Nepal and various donors NKP provides the crucial Care and Support services through its Community Care Centers to those in need across the country.


Community Care Centers provide short-term medical and psychosocial care to People living with HIV (PLHAs) by PLHA  for those who are in need. In an average these centers have 20 beds and employ up-to 10 staffs and volunteers. Most of the clients staying in these centers can remain here for a maximum of 1 month at a time. Mostly PLHAs who are starting TB or HIV treatment also stay here until they fully adapt to their new regimen.

Currently, NKP runs 9 such centers in the country

Generally after initiating ARV treatment PLHAs are able to lead a normal lifestyle; however, at times they may need different forms of support. We provide individual/couple/family counseling, bereavement and adherence counseling, drug dependence counseling and support to those in need from across the country.

Community & Home Based Care (CHBC) strategy is guiding our efforts in the battle against AIDS in the frontlines in Nepal. From the very beginning, through community mobilization, we have been able to bring PLHAs out of their closet as well as to provide support at their doorsteps as needed. Our outreach workers provide counseling and referral support at homes and communities and are also available for case management. We also provide support for medication, transportation and diagnostic cost and nutrition. These programs also support Children Affected by AIDS (CABA) through comprehensive package of care and support.

Information, Counseling & Referral Center (IC&RC)

The main objective of IC&RC is to provide information, education and counseling as well as referral services to PLHAs and their families living in remote districts. These centers reach out to those hard to reach and refer for support to the different stakeholders, health care centers and communities’ networks.


Shivapuri Community Care Center
Shivapuri Community Care Center is located in the northern part of Kathmandu. This center with 100 beds provides treatment and care services to those with AIDS related illnesses, side effects, palliative care services etc. This center was opened since March 2008. This center also hosts the administrative headquarters of NKP.

 

 

 

Eastern Cluster Community Care Center
Eastern Cluster Community Care Center is located in Biratnagar, Morang District. This center with 20 beds provides treatment and care services to those with AIDS related illnesses, counseling and community and home based care services. This center was opened since March 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

Central & Western Cluster Community Care Center
Central & Western Cluster Community Care CenterC is located in Narayanghat, Chitwan. This center with 40 beds provides treatment and care services to those with AIDS related illnesses, counseling and community and home based care services. This center was opened since March 2006.

 

 


Mid Western Community Care Center
Mid Western Community Care Center is located in Birendranagar, Surkhet. This center with 20 beds provides treatment and care services to those with AIDS related illnesses, counseling and community and home based care services. This center was opened since March 2006.

 

 

 

 

Far Western Community Care Center (proposed)
Far Western Community Care Center is located in Dhangadi Kailai. This center with 40 beds provides treatment and care services to those with AIDS related illnesses, side effects and palliative care services too. This center was opened since May 2006.

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