SIM Galmi Hospital is one of fifteen full-service antiretroviral (ARV) centers in Niger. Outside of Niamey, only two clinics provide more ARV medications than Galmi. As part of our partnership with the Nigerien government, we provide the drugs to our patients for free.
In 2016, we treated over 1,000 patients with ARVs. This number includes 83 children. All HIV positive pregnant women are treated with ARVs in order to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission.
TB treatment for both HIV and non-HIV positive patients are made available free of charge through our HIV Programs.
Support Groups and Ancillary Services
In 2016, over 10,000 people were screened for HIV by our program. This includes patients who come requesting a voluntary test, as well as those whose clinical presentation warrant testing, such as a patient with chronic diarrhea or another sign of HIV. We also offer universal screening for pregnant women and blood donors. We provide counseling services to help any new patient understand their diagnosis.
Our clinic employs two full time counselors, who provide culturally appropriate education. We make sure each patient learns how HIV is spread so they can take precautions, and we ask that they encourage their sexual partners and children to come for testing.
In-house, our outreach team shares bed-to-bed on the hospital wards, making sure that all of our inpatients, regardless of diagnosis, are aware of our free HIV testing.
How can you help?
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Australia (be sure to ask about specifically giving to project 97520)
East Asia (be sure to include project #97520 on your cheque)
France (be sure to choose “projet” then type in: Projet no 97520)
New Zealand (be sure to enter project name and number 97520)
United Kingdom (choose “give now” or “give regularly”, then select “my chosen project”, enter in Galmi Hospital HIV Project 97520)
United States (select “support a project” and search for project #97520)
*Don’t see your country here, link to one of our international SIM offices that are able to accept donations. Please contact them directly, and don’t forget our project number: 97520.