Welcome to Lesotho Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

Formed in May 2005, Lesotho network of people living with HIV and AIDS is mandated to represent, protect and promote the interests and needs of PLHIV in Lesotho. With a national membership of over 300 support groups, LENEPWHA has been at the forefront of mobilizing people living with HIV in the country and ensuring there is access to care, treatment and support services. Guided by the principle of greater and meaningful involvement of PLHIV, LENEPWHA is at the fore front of amplifying the voices of PLHIV in Lesotho with a united front. And all these efforts are geared towards ensuring that a person living with HIV enjoys full human rights without any form of stigma and discrimination.

Districts Offices




Butha-Buthe

We have around 14 support groups that are actively engaged in providing positive prevention messages in the health facilities.

District Coodinator:

Thabiso Mats'oele

Contact Number : (+266) ...

Leribe

A program aimed at increasing awareness among people living with HIV on how to live positively with HIV which subsequently reduces AIDS related mortality and new HIV infections but also fostering increased uptake of HIV services is being implemented.
The project uses the peer educators trained to reach communities and link them to health facilities.
These support groups are engaged in different activities including growing vegetables for home consumption for good nutrition and selling for profit. A milestone reached in Leribe is through a support group called Phelisanang Bophelong, an association which started out as a support group and worked hard to mobilise its own funds and it now has an office, equipment and other assets. It also now has its own support groups under it.
We recently piloted a project from March to July 2015 aimed at increasing demand for services and ensuring that people adhere to treatment increased acceptability and demand for PICT services both at community and facility level; strengthened referral and linkages to care for all newly tested HIV positive persons and to increase retention in care through patient preparation, adherence, psychosocial support and active tracking both at facility and community level.
Through this model surveillance systems at the community level are increased in that every person living with HIV is accounted for, thereby reducing the chances of lost follow up.
These objectives will be achieved by forming PLHIV supports groups which convene on a regular basis to offer psychosocial and adherence support to their members. Those who tested positive both at the health facilities and communities are linked to support group leaders to either join the groups or seek peer support from the support group leaders. This model works with health facilities, community PLHIV groups, village health care workers and other HIV service providers. Through this project 69 support groups were created but have yet to register with LENEPWHA.

District Coordinator:

Phone : (+266) 28327504

Berea

Berea has around 12 support groups that are registered with LENEPWHA. These support groups are engaged in different activities including production of petroleum jelly and agriculture for home consumption for good nutrition and selling for profit. We recently piloted a project from March to July 2015 aimed at increasing demand for services and ensuring that people adhere to treatment increased acceptability and demand for PICT services both at community and facility level; strengthened referral and linkages to care for all newly tested HIV positive persons and to increase retention in care through patient preparation, adherence, psychosocial support and active tracking both at facility and community level.
Through this model surveillance systems at the community level are increased in that every person living with HIV is accounted for, thereby reducing the chances of lost follow up.
These objectives will be achieved by forming PLHIV supports groups which convene on a regular basis to offer psychosocial and adherence support to their members. Those who tested positive both at the health facilities and communities are linked to support group leaders to either join the groups or seek peer support from the support group leaders. This model works with health facilities, community PLHIV groups, village health care workers and other HIV service providers. Through this project 70 support groups were created but have yet to register with LENEPWHA.

District Coordinator

Maadel Lesaoana

Contact Number : (+266)

Maseru

1. A program aimed at increasing awareness among people living with HIV on how to live positively with HIV which subsequently reduces AIDS related mortality and new HIV infections but also fostering increased uptake of HIV services is being implemented. The project uses the peer educators trained to reach communities and link them to health facilities.
2. To increase uptake of services and ART adherence, we use the GIPA principle of using PLHIV in programs by training three PLHIV per 10 identified health facilities as lay counsellors to provide health education at the waiting area to all patients who came to the health facility.

District Coordinator:

Skillshare International Lesotho Premises
Opposite Golf Course P.O. Box 4318
Sebaboleng 102
Lesotho
Contact number : (+266) 28327504 / 50263649 / 50638019

Mafeteng

We have 46 Support groups. Mafeteng has been the busiest district in term of activities and projects. The BLF project called Phahamisang Boroa. To prevent unwanted pregnancies, new HIV infections in our youth and to promote proper family planning, we are providing education on sexual reproductive health and rights.
We are now implementing a phase that now includes adolescents in our target group after the realisation that it is beneficial to include this group due to their vulnerability.

District Coordinator:

Thabiso Mats'oele

Contact Number : (+266) ...

Mohale'sHoek

A program aimed at increasing awareness among people living with HIV on how to live positively with HIV which subsequently reduces AIDS related mortality and new HIV infections but also fostering increased uptake of HIV services is being implemented.
The project uses the peer educators trained to reach communities and link them to health facilities.

District Coordinator:

Thabiso mats'oele

Contact Number : (+266)

Quthing

District Coordinator:

Contact Number: (+266) ...

Qacha's Nek

We value the interests of orphaned and vulnerable children and to protect these interests we have been providing various services to OVCs. We distribute shoes to these children and link them to essential services like the CGPU and Social Welfare that ensure they get care and support for economic and legal services they may need. Nutrition is a major goal which we achieve by ensuring that every OVC family has a key-hole garden.

District Coordinator:

Mahali Lenkoane

Contact Number : (+266) 28327504

Thaba-Tseka

Thaba-Tseka has 16 support groups where members support each other to adhere to treatment, care for the sick and engage in small scale income generating activities.

District Number:

Thabiso Matsoele

Contact Number : (+266)

Mokhotlong

We value the interests of orphaned and vulnerable children and to protect these interests we have been providing various services to OVCs. We distribute shoes to these children and link them to essential services like the CGPU and Social Welfare that ensure they get care and support for economic and legal services they may need. Nutrition is a major goal which we achieve by ensuring that every OVC family has a key-hole garden.

District Coordinator:

Contact number : (+266)

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MHS
Skillshare
UNAIDS
WFP
Irish