Promoting Gender Equity & HIV Prevention in Uganda

 
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Promoting Gender Equity & HIV Prevention in Uganda

Promoting Gender Equity & HIV Prevention in Uganda
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Zainabu, HIV+ mother and treasurer of her VSLA

Zainabu, HIV+ mother and treasurer of her VSLA
Zainabu, an HIV positive mother and beneficiary, is the treasurer of her Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA). VSLA is a banking method instituted by CARE International that is meant as a way for groups of people to collectively save their money to use for community development or welfare. As the treasurer, Zainabu records weekly contributions of all VSLA members. A few years ago, Zainabu would never have been able to be the treasurer. She was deathly skinny and hid in her house for fear of stigmatization by her peers. After attending GWED-G sensitization campaigns and prevention of mother to child transmission counseling, Zainabu has developed a strong leadership role in her community and is proud that her next baby will be born HIV free. (view small | med | large | orig)

Molly, an HIV positive woman, and her healthy baby

Molly, an HIV positive woman, and her healthy baby
Adong Molly is an HIV positive mother in Olwal Village who attended awareness and sensitization campaigns organized by GWED-G. She was counseled by GWED-G social workers and attended Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission workshops. Eventually, she delivered a healthy baby girl. She said, "If it weren't for GlobeMed's support, my child wouldn't have survived. This is a miracle baby!" (view small | med | large | orig)

GWED-G staff member educates HIV+ women's groups

GWED-G staff member educates HIV+ women's groups
Franny Achoko, the Project Officer for GlobeMed and GWED-G's HIV awareness and maternal health project in northern Uganda, talks in front of several HIV positive women's groups. Part of GWED-G's program is to empower these women to share their stories, emphasizing that they should not be ashamed of their HIV status due to stigmatization. After speaking with Franny, many of these women felt encouraged to share their stories with the group knowing that they all stood in solidarity with one another and the community. (view small | med | large | orig)

A midwife inoculates a newborn baby at a clinic

A midwife inoculates a newborn baby at a clinic
Part of GlobeMed at Columbia's project with GWED-G is to hold Voluntary Counseling and Testing clinics in rural villages. Many services are part of these clinics, including antenatal care counseling, HIV testing and counseling, HIV awareness and reproductive health education, and immunizations of newborns. Pictured is a midwife, Jackie, immunizing a woman's newborn child with the first round of vaccinations for infants. (view small | med | large | orig)

Denis teaches GROW interns about rapid HIV testing

Denis teaches GROW interns about rapid HIV testing
Four GROW interns listen to Denis, a laboratory technician from a local health center, teach them about the three different HIV tests that they use at GWED-G's voluntary counseling and testing events (view small | med | large | orig)

Tycoon conducts health education at a rural clinic

Tycoon conducts health education at a rural clinic
Tycoon, a Project Assistant at GWED-G, accompanied health workers and other staff to a voluntary counseling and testing event. He educates schoolchildren about reproductive health and HIV prevention (view small | med | large | orig)

Beatrice counsels teenagers about HIV testing

Beatrice counsels teenagers about HIV testing
Beatrice, a community health worker (CHW) and the chairperson of her CHW team, counsels teenagers about HIV testing at a voluntary counseling and testing clinic in rural Otici parish. (view small | med | large | orig)

Bosco, the Secretary of Palema Youth Group

Bosco, the Secretary of Palema Youth Group
Bosco is the Secretary of his youth group's Village Savings and Loans Association. Being one of the most dedicated members, he plays cards at the market with his peers while teaching them about health (view small | med | large | orig)

GROW interns with GWED-G staff

GROW interns with GWED-G staff
In Summer 2012, 5 members from GlobeMed at Columbia's chapter traveled to Gulu, Uganda to intern at GWED-G. Here they are pictured with GWED-G staff in front of the office in Gulu town. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Project Leader

Nayan Lamba

New York, NY United States

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Map of Promoting Gender Equity & HIV Prevention in Uganda