Wayne Conradie
MSF doctor Prinitha Pillay is consulting with Lefa a 12-year old boy who was the first patient under ARV treatment in MSF's project in Lesotho.
MSF mobile teams visit every health center in Scott health service area once a week to provide direct clinical care for HIV positive people and offer on-the-spot supervision and training for nurses.
In January 2006, MSF launched a new HIV/AIDS programme in Lesotho, a land-locked country in the southern tip of Africa completely surrounded by South Africa.
The programme aims to provide free HIV/AIDS care and treatment to as many people as possible in a rural health district south of the capital, Maseru. It also aims to strengthen the capacity of local health workers to reduce HIV-related deaths and improve and extend the lives of people with HIV/AIDS.