Posts Categorized: Lesotho

#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…

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…

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…