Closing the Access Gap at a Community Level

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 […]

Sarah Acuda, Uganda

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 […]

Hellen Adong, Uganda

Hellen is already 50 years old, but still has six children in her care. She, like so many women in her community, has taken in orphaned children and is working hard to ensure that they have a chance at a bright and happy future. In 2010, Hellen was struggling to make ends meet just providing […]

A Home for Hope

Picture a place close to home. Where all members of the community are welcome. Where neighbours come together to provide support to one another and tackle challenges. The Harvey Friesen Memorial Centre – affectionately known by the community as the ‘Home of Hope’ – is CAPAIDS Uganda’s operational headquarters. Located in Boro Boro, northern Uganda, […]

10. 5. Amazing!

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 […]

Molly Okello – Uganda

Molly Okello lives in Aboke, northern Uganda with her husband Oscar and their baby girl. Since both have lost parents, they also care for seven younger brothers and sisters – a big responsibility for the young couple. Imagine, in their early thirties, a young married couple here in Canada might be considering buying a home, […]

Jesca Wambura – Tanzania

Jesca Wambura uses her bike to support her kids as well as other HIV-positive women in her community! In 2010, Jesca Wambura was living with HIV and working nearby the office of TRMEGA – CAP/AIDS’s local partner outside of Arusha, Tanzania. She would often see people coming and going from the small office and would […]

Jessica Wambura, Tanzania

Jesca Wambura uses her bike to support her kids as well as other HIV-positive women in her community! In 2010, Jesca Wambura was living with HIV and working nearby the office of TRMEGA – CAP/AIDS’s local partner outside of Arusha, Tanzania. She would often see people coming and going from the small office and would […]

Eunice Achieng – Uganda

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 […]

Valeriano Angweng – Uganda

Meet Valeriano Angweng – Mobilizing his community for a better future! One can’t help being reminded of the stories of Pied Piper when they see Valeriano play his whistle and dance down the road. Unlike this strange German folktale, however, Valeriano is leading his village to a better future, one without HIV/AIDS. As an elder […]

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