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HIV/AIDS - Related documents
Seeking social change
01 December 2011
UNAIDS Volunteer Network volunteers provide information at a national university Volunteer Fair. (UNV)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras: In Honduras, the UNAIDS Volunteer Network was founded through the initiative of international UN Volunteer Michela Polesana, serving in the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The network promotes social activities aiming to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and human rights. Read
Hip Hop against HIV/AIDS
01 December 2011
Edwin Yesid Barón (centro), Voluntario de las Naciones Unidas nacional coordinador del décimo aniversario del Año Internacional de los Voluntarios (AIV+10) en Colombia, durante la campaña de sensibilización sobre la prevención del VIH/SIDA. (Programa VNU)
Bogota, Colombia: Music, art, graffiti and other artistic expressions were at the centre of a Hip Hop festival organized to raise awareness amongst youth about HIV/AIDS prevention and encourage them to fight against stigma and discrimination. (Full article in Spanish) Read
UNV Doctors play key role in fight against HIV/AIDS
01 December 2011
UN Volunteer Dr. Mubiala Ekwala Nicodeme (DRC), HIV Programme Supervisor for Malawi’s Northern Zone, uses a police boat to reach Likoma Island on Lake Malawi, thus ensuring this remote area is included in national efforts to improve and strengthen the health system and HIV prevention, treatment and care.  (UNV, 2011)
Malawi: Today, 35 of the 55 UNV Doctors currently in Malawi make up the driving force behind the Malawi Government’s projects to strengthen the health system and continue and improve HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in the country. Read
Renewed commitment against HIV/AIDS
01 December 2011
Adriana Serdan, UNV Programme Officer in Colombia, signed a commemoration banner with the motto "Renew your commitment on HIV/AIDS".  (UNV)
Bogota, Colombia: More than 40 volunteers from various NGOs and ten UN Volunteers supported a commemoration event on World AIDS Day. The successful event, which gathered hundreds of people despite the rain, was a joint effort between a number of UN agencies and civil society organizations. Read
Countries:  Colombia
Other languages: en español  
Promoting greater involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS
01 December 2011
Every day, national UN Volunteer Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang (left), with UNV’s Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) project, shares technical advice, such as how to access health care services, as well as her own experience living with HIV/AIDS with others facing the same situation, such as the woman shown here in Hanoi, Viet Nam. (UNV)
Hanoi, Viet Nam: "Being a UN Volunteer changed my life," says Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang, a national UN community Volunteer in Viet Nam working with the UNV project "Promoting Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA)."  When Hang was expecting her first child, she found that both she and her child had been infected with HIV by her husband. Read
Henry Armas, UN Volunteer with UNICEF in Peru
20 November 2011
UN Volunteer Henry Armas (centre) with UNICEF colleagues during a workshop on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean and Young Key Affected Populations that took place in Jamaica in September 2011. (UNV)
Lima, Peru: "I feel fortunate to be part of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, as I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal during my tenure, as well as to give something in return towards improving programmes and policies for people in my region," says Henry Armas, UNV HIV/AIDS Programme Officer with UNICEF's Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office. Henry is the focal point for knowledge management initiatives on HIV/AIDS. Read
More about: Children
Countries:  Peru
Other languages: en español  
Henry Armas' story
20 November 2011
UN Volunteer Henry Armas (centre) with UNICEF colleagues during a workshop on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean and Young Key Affected Populations that took place in Jamaica in September 2011. (UNV)
Lima, Peru: As the Regional Office’s HIV/AIDS Programme Officer, I am the focal point for knowledge management initiatives on HIV/AIDS, and, as such, I am involved in the evaluation and systematization of best practices, the documentation of innovation, as well as in qualitative/quantitative research. Read
More about: Children
Countries:  Peru
Annalisa Staffa, UN Volunteer with UNICEF in the Dominican Republic
20 November 2011
UN Volunteer Annalisa Staffa (right) works alongside health care practitioners to implement the medical protocol required to eliminate the transmission of HIV. (UNV)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: "As a volunteer, I have learned a new perspective on how to approach and tackle problems, and so far the experience could not have been more enriching," says Annalisa Staffa, UNV HIV Official Assistant. Annalisa spends most of her time in maternity hospitals making sure new-born babies come to life free of HIV and syphilis. Read
More about: Children
Countries:  Dominican Republic
Other languages: en español  
Sensitizing about nutrition
04 February 2011
UN Volunteer Maija Laitinen (left) during a training session about food and nutrition security organized for mothers and children in Totonicapán. (UNV)
Guatemala City, Guatemala: My work as a UN Volunteer with the WFP has been very interesting, challenging and rewarding. Guatemala has one of the world’s highest rates of chronic under nutrition in children below the age of five. My work has been rewarding because our efforts do have an impact. Read
More about: Focus on food  Health
Countries:  Guatemala
Feeding the volunteer spirit - Port Loko
17 July 2010
UNV volunteer Fatima Diang from Sudan is assigned to the WFP Sub Office in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. "It’s difficult just to live here at my station," she comments. "There are no hotels or restaurants or power supply, and I was renting a house, but it was a security risk so I moved to the WFP compound and now live in a container. But whenever I’m visiting the health centres and I meet the small children, and talk to them and their mothers – it’s so special to be able to hear from them how the WFP support is helping them.  It makes mothers happy to have a healthy child – and it excites me to see a child’s health improving." (P. Sen/UNV)
Port Loko, Sierra Leone: At the Port Loko health centre, UNV volunteer Fatima Daing and WFP assist volunteer-involving organizations addressing HIV/AIDS. Read
Countries:  Sierra Leone  Sudan

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