Laboratory service, in the follow-up and biological analysis of patients
The mission of laboratory service is to participate in care of patient by carrying out medical biology analyses necessary for the establishment of diagnosis as well as medical and therapeutic follow-up.
Gihanga: A sensitization workshop for community leaders on the fight against and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)
VCT, an essential HIV prevention service
Service Yezu Mwiza: Reception in a hospital center, a care in itself
Alain-Christy, sj Volunteer
"During the few weeks I spent at Service Yezu Mwiza as a volunteer, I particularly remember its "mobile clinic" strategy. That was set up to facilitate vulnerable PLWHAs who had to travel a long way to get their medication. By bringing all its services back to a location very close to their community, this strategy not only reduces this long journey but also reduces the burden of transportation costs as they live in anguish of illness and nameless poverty. It is also an opportunity for them to share their experiences and mutual encouragement. I leave with a beautiful figure of a character who summarizes all the experiences: Martin Royackers, SJ. As a young Jesuit, Martin's life has left its mark on me. He was a Canadian Jesuit who spent part of his life in Jamaica where he went to meet the poor by fighting for social justice. His compassion for the most disadvantaged and discriminated inspired SYM, which chose him as patron of its clinic. After passing in front of the clinic where the name is written, I finally asked myself about its character; and my presence at SYM somehow found a personal meaning."
Christine, beneficiary of Nurem project in Gitaza
"Before I started working in groups in IGAs, I thought it would prevent me from going about my activities for the survival of my children, especially since my husband abandoned us.
From where we were before, and where we are now, there is a big difference; working together has not only strengthened our unity, but has also opened our mind. With my group, we chose to do small business and we are proud of what we have become thanks to Service Yezu Mwiza through its Nurem project. For example, 6 out of 7 of my children go to school now, I manage to pay their school fees and feed them without difficulty despite their father's absence; all thanks to the income from our business. We intend to go further towards autonomy, as the African proverb says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Benoit MINANI, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at SY
"I have been working at Service Yezu Mwiza since it was founded in 2008. My impression is that Service Yezu Mwiza, has a largely positive impact on the beneficiaries, in the global management of HIV and other chronic diseases, especially in the fact that Bringing its care services closer to vulnerable people who live far from SYM, to relieve them of the burden of travel costs through its mobile clinic strategy.
SYM doesn’t help only in the Clinical services, it also supports its beneficiaries in income-generating activities, and that completely changed the situation, the beneficiaries who, before, were only asking for help to any passerby, manage not only to take care of themselves but also to take care of theirs. This is the case of beneficiaries who today are able to educate their children, pay their rent but also to buy drugs that are not supported by SYM.
Community, which used to be discriminated and stigmatized people with HIV rather joined groups of community and religious leaders whose main role is to mobilize the population for sexual and reproductive health. Now, community health workers, community relays, youth leaders and community leaders are chosen from the community.