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Mpigi hospital launches CD4 count technology -1st july 2011
Fri, 07/01/2011 - 19:00
Late initiation of treatment remains a major challenge in developing countries, despite a WHO recommendation that treatment should be initiated before the CD4 cell count falls below 200, wherever CD4 counting is available and resources permit.
Researchers have identified lack of CD4 testing and lack of knowledge of CD4 count by clinicians and patients as a barrier to timely initiation of treatment.
Therefore as an intervention to improve the use of CD4 counts in clinical decision-making and raise awareness of the value of knowing one’s CD4 count among patients MildMay has donated CD4 count machines to Mpigi Hospital.
The people of Mpigi no longer have to walk long distances to Ggombe or Mulago hospital to get their CD4 count. This is another achievement by Twezimbe Development Association through the patron Hon. Amelia Kyambadde.
In his speech, the country director MildMay said that they have donated 4 CD4 count machines, one kidney analyzing machine and TB machine all in an effort to support those living with HIV and improve Health service delivery.