Aboke Drama Youth Group, Uganda

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The youth in Aboke had an idea about how to help their community stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, but they could not find the support to turn their vision into a reality. Twenty-two youth established themselves as the Aboke Drama Youth Group (ADYG). They wanted to use drama ‘to ensure that HIV awareness is created among the community so that …

Closing the Access Gap at a Community Level

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This post by our Executive Director, Claire Holloway Wadhwani, was featured on the Huffington Post – Read it Here World AIDS Day – a time for us to celebrate the amazing progress being made in the global struggle against HIV/AIDS and a time to reflect on what could be done better. This year there is much cause to celebrate. Great …

Sarah Acuda, Uganda

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Sarah Acuda – Saving other moms from the fear of passing HIV to their children Sarah Acuda is a widow and mother in Boro Boro, Uganda. After her husband died in 2007, she was persuaded by neighbours to be tested for HIV. At the time, testing was not available at local clinics and she had to travel to the hospital …

10. 5. Amazing!

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TEN. FIVE. Amazing! Thanks to the participation of riders and their sponsors, the 2014 AIDS Ride for Africa bike-athons raised $33,000. Funds are being disbursed to ten community-based projects in five African countries! In Ethiopia: Funds are supporting KMG Ethiopia’s efforts to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV & increase HIV/AIDS awareness for pregnant women in Kembatta Tembaro Zone. KMG is …

Eunice Achieng – Uganda

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Eunice Achieng – an HIV nurse reaching more patients thanks to her new bike! Achieng Eunice has devoted her life to helping people living with HIV/AIDS, recognizing their struggles not only with the disease, but just to access health care. In her community of Boro Boro, northern Uganda, HIV/AIDS has had a shattering effect, making widows out of wives and …