HIV/AIDS preference has been growing into an alarming rate irrespective of the International campaign held every year. The community in Oxford State has been adversely affected by the pandemic. More than 65% of the community is either affected or infected by this International monster. Research shows that the disease continues spreading like a greased lightening that is noteworthy. The AIDS Control Agency (A.C.A) in the nation has responded to the need of conducting a project to curtail this disaster. The project is aimed at reducing the number of people infected by HIV/AIDS appreciably by 50%. The result of the project is expected to be felt within a period of five to ten years.
From the age of fifteen years, the disease has been proved to be conspicuous
However, the disease is not easily detected and, therefore, remains untreated. It induces disturbances, lowers immunity, functional disability, impairs the quality of life for both patients and their family members, and lowers productivity, hence, lowers income. The disease is transmitted through contact of body fluids of an infected person. This could be though ear piercing, deep kissing, blood transmission and sexual intercourse. The main mode of transmission in the society is irresponsible sexual behavior which requires urgent response (Mione, 2006).
The project parameters are concentrated on HIV/AIDS patients and the affected family members. It is covering the infected by giving them appropriate drugs and psychological support. The agency will be campaigning against sexual immorality and educate the society on different methods of protected sex. The affected will be trained on precaution methods and be encouraged to accept their infected family members. However, the project will not hospitalize the patients. It will not deal with other diseases that are not associated with HIV/AIDS.
The patients require psychological support, medical care and, rehabilitation to make their life comfortable. The disease is incurable, therefore, treatment requires a firm decision since the patient is vulnerable to all other diseases (Guo, 2010). According to the agency latest evidence, proper interventions and good policy implementation can appreciably reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. Family members of the infected patients show great concern on the need to reduce suffering of the patients. Recently collected data regarding HIV/AIDS preference indicated high risk of transmission and deaths in the community where the project is to be implemented.
Stakeholders will include; Aids Control Agency Officers, Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS infected and affected, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrist. There will be a coach or the quality adviser who will be the general quality manager. Team leaders will be in charge of selected teams and will be the managers of the teams. The counselor will offer guidance and counseling to the patients and their relatives. The Psychiatrists will care for patients’ mental medication which results from sexual transmitted diseases. Data collecting members will go to the field to collect data. The team will hold monthly meetings at the A.C.A center every first day of the month from 11am to 2pm.
The team leader will report to the A.C.A officials who will then report to the quality manager. The board of director will be consulted for further assistance. Team leaders will have direct access to data, equipment, policies, rules and regulations, procedures and other relevant documentation. Team leader will request assistance from the quality manager in the head office whenever required.
For effective implementation of the project, ethical guidelines are appropriate
Ground rules of behavior and operation include: punctuality, time consciousness, no discrimination, no bulling, etiquette, proper mode of dressing, use of common language, participation and supporting other team members, respect to all and completion of actions prior to the next meeting. Rules and regulations must be followed to the letter.
The team will use the following methods for effective communication; billboards, open air conferences, seminars, minutes of meetings, posters, meeting agenda, face to face, phones, Skype, social networks, brochures and emails. The team will bring up issues in the following ways; contacting the team leader who will add the issue to the meeting agenda, raising A.O.B in the meeting and suggestion box (Skinner, 2005). In times of conflict, the team will use the following methods to resolve the situations; majority rules, polling, SWOT Analysis and pros and cons list.
The society will be expected to change their behavior and lifestyle
This can attract resistance from social groups, individuals, the community culture and religious institutions. This resistance to change will be managed in the following ways; acknowledging people’s concern and fears about change, providing education on the change, involving everyone in feedback about change, engaging everyone in the change process, encouraging everyone to be flexible and learn more about the pandemic and facilitate feed back to all (Business Listening.com n.d.).
The agency’s chief aim of conducting a community organizational model is to reduce the pandemic preference by 50% from baseline data. The project covers examination of baseline data at the start of the project and the continuous clinical indicator data collection throughout the duration of the project. Project data identification tools include; observations, interviews, brainstorming, reviews and focus group. Team work will be utilized throughout the project and the team members educated appropriately. Members of the staff will also be trained on specific topics regarding HIV/AIDS, data collection and organizational communication.
The team will need finances to facilitate their undertaking and implementation of the project. Various bodies will be responsible of all the resources required. They include; The Project Facilitators (A.C.A), Government, Ministry of Health and The World Health Organization (W.H.O). Apart from the liquid cash, the team will also require supply of the following: I.R.Vs, drugs, back fills for team members to undertake data collection and analysis, external education consultants, lunch and refreshments provided to staffs attending meetings and education, Skype connection, computers, internet connections, microphones, cameras, stationery and supplies. Shortage in the budget such as capital inadequacy will be addressed. Additional financial support can be requested from NGOs and other international organizations.
The initial milestone meeting whose chief aim is to brainstorm on other tasks/deliverable required for the project will be held immediately and concentrate on the following areas; get sign off for project from AIDS Control Agency, finalize and review project plan, obtain baseline data, establish a schedule for the project, establish and communicate meeting time and dates, arrange education sessions for team members and staff, arrange and advertise access to relevant websites for team members and staff, develop and implement intervention, evaluate interventions and write up final report (Stead, 2009).
The team will be trained in the following areas by medical professionals, counselors and other relevant experts; conflict resolution, first aid, data collection and analysis skills, HIV/AIDS education, guidance and counseling, effective team communication, working in teams, disaster management, public relations and running successful meetings. This will equip them with the knowledge to handle the infected, the affected and the entire community (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, 2009).
Data will be collected by specified members of the team
This will be done using clinical indicators regarding HIV/AIDS, stakeholder satisfaction survey, interviewing community members using questioners and face to face interviews, complaints data review and staff focus group. Clinical indicators will be analyzed monthly, satisfaction surveys after three months, complaints reviews monthly, monthly interviews and the focus group analysis at the completion of the project.