Posts Categorized: Africa

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

Lesotho to World Bank: We need a better MIC

Words that spring to mind when you hear “middle-income country” (MIC) might be prosperity, self-sufficiency—or at least—comfort. But when considering MICs in developing parts of the world, the reality is far from those descriptors. Video: Take one minute to learn about MICs To shed light on this disparity and ensure the Global Fund to Fight…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

Public Health Initiative in Lesotho Helps Keep Girls in School

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Lesotho recently adopted four schools and an orphanage, through collaboration with a government initiative, to ensure young women throughout the country receive feminine hygiene products. “Hlokomela Banana: Care for Girls” was implemented since young girls in Lesotho will often miss up to 50 school days throughout the year once they start…

AHF Africa’s Girls ACT Sweeps the U.S. in 5 City Tour

A delegation of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) women advocates from Uganda, Nigeria and Los Angeles embarked on a tour across the U.S. in January to promote “Girls ACT”  – a bold campaign to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among young women and adolescent girls. The initiative first kicked off last October in Africa, where young women ages 15…

AHF to Host Three Key Satellite Sessions at IAC After Hugely Successful ‘Keep the Promise’ March & Concert in Durban

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA (18 July 2016) Fresh off of hosting the hugely successful 10,000 strong ‘Keep the Promise’ march, rally and concert at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban, South Africa featuring Queen Latifah and Common, among other artists, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization and sponsor of ‘Keep the Promise’ is host…

Lesotho: Moshoeshoe Cultural Walk

Earlier this month, AHF Lesotho participated in the Moshoeshoe Cultural Walk, which commemorates the founding history of Lesotho. Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso joined the gathering of about 300 people as a guest of honor. The event included cultural activities and dances. AHF Lesotho was invited to provide HIV testing at one of the rest stops…

Lesotho: World TB Day

Tuberculosis in Lesotho is a deadly illness for many residents of rural communities. But it doesn’t have to be, as a local TB survivor explained to a crowd of 400 people that gathered in the Mokhalinyane community during the World TB Day commemoration co-hosted by AHF Lesotho on March 24. The event started with a…

WORLD AIDS DAY COMMEMORATED IN LESOTHO

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will be launching its 20×20 global campaign in Lesotho for World AIDS Day 2014. The campaign aims to extend access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) to 20 million people by year 2020. Prior to World AIDS Day AHF Lesotho and other Civil Society Organisations (CSO) including UNAIDS, PACT Lesotho, Doctors Without…