The last month Winnie and Sofie have started part two of a VSO project, which is to interview patients and family members in all our patient groups to find out how the Patient Expert program is functioning. They are on a tight schedule, visiting four groups per week. For some of the groups they have traveled as far as Gisenyi, Musanze and Nyagatare. Through the interviews they have found the patients and their families being extremely happy with the Patient Expert program. For some the Patient Experts have meant the difference between life and death.
”The PE´s have love. They go from their homes to help others that they are not related to. It is great! I think I would still have been isolated in my home, if not for the PE´s”
”They gave me value and I started to trust my self. I am not mad on the street any more. I have a home. Other people also give me value when I am not on the street”