Health Camp at Hulhumale, 2011

NARRATIVE REPORT

1.     Introduction

The UNODC Regional Office for South Asia is supporting a regional project titled “Prevention of transmission of HIV among Drug Users in SAARC Countries” (RAS/H13) that is being implemented in partnership with the governments of the member countries of the SAARC region.  The three pillars of the project are capacity building, ensuring gender sensitivity and sustainability beyond project life.

Society for Health Education (SHE), a non-governmental organization in Maldives is being supported by the project to work closely with the “larger community” at the demonstration sites and create an enabling environment to carry out health Camps for recovering/current drug users and their regular sex partners at the demonstration sites. Established in 1988 by a group of women, the aim of SHE is to improve the quality of life of the Maldivians, by raising awareness on health and social issues. SHE has managed to build up an institution that is capable of providing a range of services using local expertise.

2.     Summary

On the 11th and 12th of February 2011, SHE organized a HEALTH CAMP at Hulhumale’. This activity was planned in support of the Hulhumale’ Youth Development Association (HYDA) and Crime Prevention Committee (CPC). A major support was also provided by Hulhumale’ Hospital, Gaazee School and AIMA construction company Private Limited.

Prior to the initiation of camp, information was disseminated within the selected community through the youth volunteer members of HYDA. A series of meetings were held with different community leaders to initially plan the programme. These meetings helped to disseminate information among the target group of youth on the purpose and scope of the health camp.

The health camp was very successful which was evident from the high number of attendees/visitors.

3.     Activity Details

a)     FUTSAL TOURNAMENT

25 teams participated in this 6 a side football tournament. Most of the participants comprised of ex drug users, existing drug users as well as youth who are mainly exposed to the risky behaviors. The tournament commenced on the 11th of February 2011 and was continued through the health camp.

During the games and intervals, flyers and leaflets were disseminated to the participants as well as the supporters of the teams who were gathered at the site. Messages on the risks of HIV transmission and drug use were constantly announced from the officials’ tables. An estimated total of 400 people were reached through the messages.

Prizes were given to the winning team and participants by chief guests from AIMA Construction and Hulhumale’ Police Service.

b)     GAMES

  • High-risk game: As injecting drugs and Sexual transmissions are two major factors why HIV/AIDS is affecting so many countries in Asia.  This activity enabled participants to understand the factors that may mislead people to believe that they are not at risk.  11 people participated.
  • Alphabet game: This game was conducted in such a way that participants would get information on the treatment and options available for a drug user. 16 people participated.
  • Candy game:  This game is about sexual networking.  This represents what happens in a sexually active group of y people and how unsafe sexual practices can lead to HIV/AIDS and other STIs.15 people participated.
  • Dice game: This game gave us and the participants an idea on how much the person is aware as this game is a question and answer game. 30 people participated.

c)      INFORMATION DESKS

  • A total of three stalls were erupted to represent the three service delivery departments of SHE. The SRHS stall offered information on a variety of health issues focusing mainly on HIV / AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. A doctor from the Hulhumale’ hospital was also present to provide health talk at the camp.  Facility for taking Blood Pressure (BP) and weight was also made available at the stall. 25 male youths and a single female youth participated.
  • Group discussions on Thalassaemia information and HIV information were also provided. 20 youths visited the stall.

4.     Constraints

  • Due to the unexpected change in the weather conditions, the staff faced problems in the set up of the tents.
  • As the Health camp was held in Hulhumale’ the materials necessary for the set up of site, such as tents and display boards had to be transferred by ferry and took several rides to complete the transfer. Thus, this increased the cost of transportation and labor costs.

5.     Recommendations

  • A set-up for a more private space within the stall for participants who wish to discuss issues more privately.

6.     Way Forward

There was a strong consensus that there is a need to follow up on the success of the health camp by having another health camp soon to reach out to more unreached populations

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

No

Detail

Allocated Budget in APB 2011 (MRF)

Estimated Budget (MRF)

Actual (MRF)

Variance (MRF)

Reasons for Variance

SHE

IPPF

UNODC

1

Transportation

a.

Ferry fare

00.00

200.00

00.00

00.00

210.00

-10.00

b.

Taxi fare

00.00

200.00

00.00

00.00

20.00

180.00

c.

Pick-up fare

00.00

420.00

00.00

00.00

680.00

-260

d.

Cargo expense

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

119.00

-119.00

2

Refreshments

a.

Water bottles

00.00

225.00

00.00

00.00

198.00

-27.00

b.

Staff tea

00.00

160.00

00.00

00.00

104.00

56

c.

Referee

00.00

320.00

00.00

00.00

1013.00

-693.00

3

Decoration materials

a.

Flags

00.00

00.00

00.00

b.

i) Clothe Roll

00.00

750.00

00.00

00.00

540.00

210.00

ii) Spray

00.00

750.00

00.00

00.00

125.00

625.00

Balloons

00.00

500.00

00.00

00.00

240.00

260.00

c.

Crape paper / cutter

00.00

100.00

00.00

00.00

25.00

75.00

d.

Thread/ wool

00.00

50.00

00.00

00.00

12.00

38.00

e.

Blue Tape

00.00

60.00

00.00

00.00

50.00

10.00

f.

Double tape

00.00

50.00

00.00

00.00

54.00

-4.00

g.

Sweet

00.00

225.00

00.00

00.00

177.00

48.00

h.

Dustbin bags

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

09.00

1.00

i.

Tissue

00.00

10.00

00.00

00.00

13.00

-3.00

j.

Plastic Cup

00.00

100.00

00.00

00.00

30.00

70.00

k.

Small plastic bags

00.00

10.00

00.00

00.00

9.00

1.00

l.

Cord

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

25.00

-25.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

4

IEC materials

a.

Printing of Flyers

00.00

62.50

00.00

00.00

00.00

62.50

b.

A4 ream

00.00

50.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

50.00

5

Prizes

a.

Gold Cup

00.00

250.00

00.00

00.00

250.00

00.00

b.

Gold Medal

00.00

450.00

00.00

00.00

975.00

525.00

c.

Silver Medal

00.00

450.00

00.00

00.00

975.00

525.00

d

Envelopes

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

60.00

00.00

e

Paper

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

140.00

00.00

6

Personnel

a.

referee fee

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

2000.00

-2000.00

b.

labor Cost

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

800.00

-800.00

 

 

7

Banner

00.00

1,000.00

00.00

00.00

972.00

28.00

8

Electricity

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

406.61

-406.61

 

TOTAL

00.00

6,392.50

00.00

00.00

10,231.61

1,583.10

 

 

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