Title Fighting AIDS affecting Children in the Centre Médical Saint Camille, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Place Ouagadougou
Duration Ongoing 2003
  • Clinic for Pediatrics, Maternal-Infant and Biomedical Technologies Departments, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brescia
  • CIAI – Italian Center in Support of Childhood
Local Partners
  • Camillian Vice Province in Burkina Faso
  • Centre Médical Saint Camille – CMSC - Ouagadougou
  • AEM "Aide moi à être mère"
  • CIAI – Italian Center in Support of Childhood
  • Private Funds
Project cost  
Project goals The project reinforces the medical assistance given to children affected by HIV/AIDS in the Centre Médical Saint Camille, Ouagadougou, by providing:

• Support to the medical assistance given to HIV+ children in the medical centers in charge of the Camillian Vice Province. This include salso treating malnutrition, in cooperation with several other local Recreational and Nutritional Centers (CREN);

• Giving local medical staff training in technical skills related to antiretroviral therapy and to fighting malnutrition;

• Supporting research activities aimed at defining pilot modes of intervention;

• Facilitating access and administration of antiretroviral medications and drugs treating malnutrition. This involves the creation of a specific database and the acquisition of medical-diagnostic devices for the treatment of patients affected by HIV/AIDS and by diseases connected to HIV (logistic aim).


• around 200 children aged 0 - 18 mesi with HIV+ mothers benefit from the PMTCT at the Centre Médical Saint Camille (CMSC)

• around 150 HIV+ children under 18 months of age are under constant medical screening

• around 60 HIV+ teenagers are attending a communication course on their condition as AIDS patients

• around 250 children, indirect victims of HIV (Children of HIV+ mothers) benefit from a long-distance support program

• around 1,500 pregnant women receive counseling before being tested for HIV/AIDS

• around 400 women receive psychological help through the support groups created by our partner association AEM

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