Kheth’Impilo communicated the outcomes of its fact finding in a report to the Department of Education in all its spheres. The report was accepted and the department is now waiting on the report from the Provincial AIDS council.
On Monday 26 March Kheth’Impilo CEO, Dr Ashraf Grimwood and Head of Community Services Mr Vincent Titus heard the concerns of parents in the Port Elizabeth community in person. A stakeholder meeting was held with representatives from the Department of Basic Education, Provincial AIDS Council, school staff as well as parents. We have committed ourselves to fact finding and the outcome of the stakeholder meeting has shown there was no breach in testing protocol or client confidentiality.
We understand the concerns of parents in the PE community. We are working closely with all stakeholders to find the best solution towards improving the lives of young people affected by HIV. Due to the sensitivity and emotive nature of the matter, it is critical that calmness is retained to allow us to establish the facts. A full investigation is underway, Kheth’Impilo views the allegations of a breach in confidentiality in a very serious light and commit to address and act on any breach of confidentiality lawfully, pending the outcome our investigation.
Kheth’Impilo had a successful year, having several of its programmes rated among the top globally. The organisation received three international accolades for innovation during 2015, a testament to our promise of innovation in the continued pursuit of creating and increasing value for patients, facilities, stakeholders and donors.
Barbra is a community care worker and Kheth’Impilo Patient Advocate. She completed her Social Auxiliary worker qualifcation in 2012 and continues her work as a community health care worker, dedicated to making a difference.