In partnership with Zidan Benevolence International, a community-based nonprofit organization established in 2010 and later incorporated at the National level with the Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) in 2019.
Project Status: Currently in design
Projected Start Date: August 2020Find out more
The Stigma Project – GGHTx + Zidan Benevolence International
A 3 PART SERIES ON A NOVEL GLOBAL HEALTH APPROACH USING BEHAVIORAL THEORYhttps://web.archive.org/web/20200613152045/https://youtube.com/embed/SSlvy27ZS6I?rel=0&showinfo=0&start=0
GGHTx + Zidan Benevolence International: The Stigma Project
Vision: To eliminate stigma and vamp up the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS through disease awareness, disease prevention, professional community and adolescent education, while improving healthcare access and treatment services for underserved and vulnerable populations throughout central Uganda.
Preparation: Delegation will undergo pre-travel orientation with GGHTx staff and arrival training at partnership’s center and in collaboration with local professionals at Zidan Benevolence International.
Mission: To provide volunteer efforts in the professional implementation of the project’s educational awareness and destigmatization HIV/AIDS model.
GGHTx will help facilitate HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and destigmatization by helping inspire leadership within local communities and schools in response to the recent rebound in HIV, especially amongst pediatrics.
Specifically, GGHTx will work in partnership with Zidan Benevolence International, a community organization, in communities within the Buikwe District (central Uganda) to support people living with and at high-risk of HIV. Barring financial considerations, Uganda’s rebound in HIV/AIDS is still partly due to individual and community unawareness, neglect, and complacency in prevention strategies that are, unfortunately, still affecting community members in significant numbers.
By developing and increasing access to educational HIV programs that focus on prevention and awareness, GGHTx hopes this partnership will help in creating better health outcomes for individuals and families in Uganda. Zidan Benevolence International will help facilitate the work with providers, community leaders, patient advocates, and government officials to identify gaps, then develop and scale up the best practices to achieve sustainable and scalable improvements.