SEAD took over MDM HIV/Aids care and support activities in October 2008 and PSF (Pharmaciens sans Frontières) staff and budget in January 2009.
Presently more than 3 100 patients are registered at the center, including 2 500 receiving ARV, with 60% of women.
Most of these patients (around 70%) are vulnerable people. The main constrain faced for a proper follow-up and to ensure a good adherence to the antiretroviral treatment, that is crucial, is the social-economic environment of these patients. Thus SEAD has developed a strong and large psychosocial network and provide direct financial support for transportation and nutrition. SEAD has allocated 150 micro-credits to PLHA patients, leading to a successful economical and quality of life improvement for 95% of them.
2 - SEAD leads the conception and construction of HIV/Aids outpatient and inpatient departments in Preah Kossamak Hospital (Phnom Penh)ensuring a high quality of care (construction funded by Japanese Embassy and equipped by Elton John Aids Foundation), and also was responsible for the building of the Dermatologic Ward – (German foundation funding). Currently SEAD is also supervising the construction of a new surgical ward in the same hospital.
3 - SEAD publishes and distributes a magazine for People Living with HIV/Aids (PLHA) and most at risk people (MARP) in Cambodia covering topics of importance to quality of life and interest (30 000 copies distributed nationwide). Furthermore, a national services directory dedicated to the vulnerable population is under development with the collaboration of UNICEF and Ministry of Social Affairs (Khmer language, 40 000 copies).
2010 PROJECTS :
»»»To develop a Clean Waste Management and an Organic Composting Process. SEAD has recently participated in the set up of an environment-friendly company registered in Cambodia. Indeed, SEAD’s strong and extensive experience in terms of management and networking will be a strong support to run a private business meant to generate future incomes that will help ensuring the sustainability of SEAD projects to support vulnerable people.The first project of this company is focusing on the clean waste management and the setting-up of an organic composting process in Cambodia, with the protection of environment and the climate change issues in view.
»»»To build or refurbish 80 houses for PLHA in partnership with Habitat For Humanity(EJAF funding). Project started in June 2010 for two years.