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December 10, 2010
Like so many other countries in Africa and around the world, Lusaka was a hub of activity on World AIDS Day, and the Foundation staff was front and center in the action.
Along side children from one of the Foundation's partners in Zambia, Africa Directions, staff members marched through Lusaka with groups of people from other organizations around the country, and then spent the day educating people about pediatric HIV/AIDS at a commemoration event.
Click past the jump for a more detailed account from the ground and some great photos.
Photo: Foundation staff (orange shirts) with children from Africa Directions following a march through Lusaka.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
December 9, 2010
On Wednesday, December 1, the Foundation's Tanzania program was presented with an award by the Chief Guest of the National World AIDS Day ceremony, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Honorable Dr. Ghalib Bilal.
The award was presented to the Foundation for it's outstanding work during the country's World AIDS Week prior to the national World AIDS Day celebration. More than 1,500 guests visited the display to collect information about pediatric HIV/AIDS and to learn more about the Foundation's work in the country.
Click past the jump for a recap of the week's events in Tanzania.
December 7, 2010
His Majesty King Lestsie III addresses the crowd
during a World AIDS Day event in Maseru, Lesotho.
In Lesotho, a nation with the third highest HIV prevalence in the world, World AIDS Day was more like World AIDS Week. Prior to the national event on December 1, the Foundation, along with the District Health Team, spent a week conducting activities around the country to build awareness about HIV/AIDS.
The national World AIDS Day celebration, held in Maseru, the nation's capital city, hosted a large crowd, including the king and queen, and other government dignitaries.
Tony Isavwa, the Foundation's Performance Management and Health Systems Strengthening Director in Lesotho, was on hand to document the day's activities. Click past the jump to read more.
December 6, 2010
Like so many other countries where the Foundation works, Rwanda spent December 1 commemorating World AIDS Day. Foundation Regional Communications and Advocacy Officer Esperance Nikuze spent the day documenting some of the country's events, including a soccer match between two local teams that was decided on penalty kicks, and education and advocacy events with special guest speakers from around the country.
Continue past the jump for a first-person account from Esperance.
Photo: Esperance and Foundation Technical Advisor Dr. Sowaf Ubarijoro post in front of an AIDS ribbon during World AIDS Day activities in Rwanda.
December 6, 2010
While the World was busy observing World AIDS Day on December 1, the central-African nation of Cameroon was busy overseeing a week-long World AIDS campaign. Lasting from November 24 through December 1, the campaign included testing, and education and awareness building events. Throughout the week, nearly 400 men, women, and children were tested for HIV.
Continue past the jump for a more detailed description of the events, and some photos.
December 3, 2010
To mark World AIDS Day, the Foundation hosted a packed briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday with the Global Health Council titled “Elimination of Pediatric AIDS: Creating a Generation Free of HIV.” Four experts spoke to the importance of scaling up prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services, best practices for implementation, and the challenges the global community is facing.
Click past the jump for a more in-depth description of the briefing.