Access to Care!
Thirty years after the first detection of HIV, and despite advances in battling
the pandemic, 60% of all those infected by HIV/AIDS worldwide still have not
been tested and remain unaware they carry the disease. This problem is most
severe in sub-Saharan Africa where 68% of all the undiagnosed cases in the
world occur and the majority live in poverty in rural communities with millions
beyond the reach of traditional healthcare services. The problem is so large
that there are more people infected by HIV in sub-Saharan Africa who remain
unaware they carry the disease than all the diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases worldwide.
The communities most in need of HIV/AIDS testing, prevention and treatment
often have the least access to necessary medical services and commodities.
Mobile HIV Clinics
Our all terrain mobile clinics deliver the full package of HIV testing,
counseling, prevention and treatment to remote and vulnerable communities no
matter where they are located. Over time our clinics transition from mostly
providing HIV testing to mostly delivering treatment. They present the ability
to respond where healthcare is most needed and infrastructure is most lacking.
They grant us flexibility to adapt and expand our healthcare platform and
patient networks to address other health promotion intercessions linked to HIV
interventions, such as male circumcision, as well as other related and pressing
healthcare matters including tuberculosis and malaria.
WISH is a registered non-profit organization comprised of recognized
international leaders in mobile HIV/AIDS clinics and outreach, brought together
to deliver the full package of HIV testing, counseling, prevention and
treatment to rural, remote and vulnerable communities.
Dr. Paul Williams and
staff with a Mobile HIV
Healthcare Clinic in Bwindi, Uganda
There are 33.3 million cases of HIV worldwide, and of those, only 19% have been
diagnosed, let alone treated. The number of undiagnosed cases of HIV that
remain in sub-Saharan Africa is 13.5 million, a number greater than the total
number of diagnosed cases worldwide.
Our mobile clinics are designed to travel to remote and
vulnerable communities throughout the region to test, treat and counsel those
who would otherwise have limited or no access to healthcare of any kind.
By delivering a mobile HIV diagnostic platform in
partnership with non-governmental organizations, we are able to
most at risk in the fight
curtailing the spread of the epidemic and saving
With the continued support of our international team, we hope to make a
significant impact towards eradicating this deadly disease.