The Community Container was launched as a pilot phase in 2011 with a team of 6 people, including a Health care Assistant. A cargo-type Container has been refurbished and placed in the community, next to our Needle Exchange Site in Baie du Tombeau.
The aim of this project is to offer complimentary services to the Needle Exchange Programme, we thus provide basic health services to our beneficiaries twice a week.
This structure also gives the opportunity of offering a Case Management service to our beneficiaries, through advice on safe injecting practices, counselling, and we also provide information, support and referral services to various health and social services.
The Container has been offered by Velogic, an organisation that has also supported part of the refurbishing. The running of the project is supported by GlaxoSmithKline Foundation.
|LOCATION OF COMMUNITY CONTAINER||NUMBER OF WEEKLY INTERVENTIONS||ACTIVE DAYS||OPENING HOURS||NUMBER OF OUTREACH WORKERS|
|PORT LOUIS – Baie du Tombeau (Next to ‘longeres blanc’)||5||Monday – Friday||17h00 – 19h00||5|
|LOCATION OF COMMUNITY CONTAINER||NUMBER OF DAYS FOR BASIC MEDICAL SERVICES||ACTIVE DAYS||OPENING HOURS||NUMBER OF HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT|
|PORT LOUIS – Baie du Tombeau (Next to ‘longeres blanc’)||2||Tuesday – Friday||17h00 – 19h00||1|