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Our Community Partners

Sub-Saharan African communities in Flanders are quite diverse and comprised of individuals from different countries. People’s social networks are often linked to their country of origin. Since the beginning of our project, we thus opted to involve community leaders and established HIV prevention networks to support us in implementing HIV-prevention activities. Since 2012, in addition to the HIV prevention networks, we have established formal collaboration with the following “key organisations”:

  • Vzw Bilenge (DR Congo community, based in Antwerp)
  • Why me? (African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group, based in Antwerp)
  • Edo Association Belgium v.z.w.(Nigerian community, based in East Flanders)
  • Basi Bomoko (African women’s group, based in East Flanders)
  • Soedanese Gemeenschap (Sudanese community, based in East Flanders)

Our Professional Partners in Prevention:

Seminar on STD

Everything you wanted to know on STD, please come and find out about this Thursday 23 May 2019 from 8-10 PM at ITM. All information and registration available through following link: https://itgitm.sharepoint.com/sites/en-intranet/_layouts/15/Event.aspx?ListGuid=4c29fc31-6173-40b6-a636-1077440814b9&ItemId=46

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Fundraising dinner intended to contribute to enhance the well-being of HIV patients

Dear friends of Muungano, You are cordially invited to a fundraising dinner intended to contribute to the well-being of the members of the group. The HIV-SAM project is doing its best to empower PLHIV of African descent to build resilience to cope with the many challenges they face as PLHIV from immigration. One way to …

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My experience at the ILGA Warshaw conference

One of our HIV-sam ambassadors attented the ILGA conference in Warshaw. Read about her impressions and her experiences below. An amazing and breathtaking conference was held in Warsaw, Poland with the focus on CHANGE. The main goal was mobilising communities, whether sub-Saharan communities or not, and assuring the rise of movements. The conference was about homophobic …

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Muungano members co-create a communication tool on living well with HIV

In collaboration with the HIV-SAM project of ITM, Ipropeller, and Clarice illustrations, members of Muungano association co-created a brochure  entitled “ Understanding HIV in order to live well with it”. The distinguishing mark of this brochure is that it has been created by people living with HIV themselves. “Cet brochure est notre histoire” remarked on …

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Do you want to help us in the fight against HIV

Who are we? The Project supports HIV prevention and sexual health promotion with Sub-Saharan African Migrants (SAM) in Flanders. Together with the Sub-Saharan African communities and their leaders we develop, implement and evaluate targeted HIV prevention campaigns. We also support sub-Saharan African people living with HIV. Profile Volunteers are an important resource for our prevention …

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What health care for undocumented migrants in Belgium

Just before Christmas the KCE (Federaal Kenniscentrum voor de Gezondheidszorg) published KCE Report 257A, a report on urgent medical aid for undocumented migrants in Belgium. Undocumented migrants do not have the necessary papers to reside legally in the country. In compliance with the international treaties, ratified by Belgium, they are entitled though to the so …

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Witboek over de machtiging tot verblijf om medische redenen (9ter)

Het Witboek geeft een zicht op de wettelijke bepalingen in het kader van de 9ter procedure en de huidige praktijk van de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken. Het kwam tot stand nadat een aantal praktijkbeoefenaars uit de medische, juridische en associatieve sector (o.a. Medimmigrant) dezelfde bekommernissen leken de te delen over het lot van ernstig zieke vreemdelingen die …

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Superior Health Council

Dépistage décentralisé et démédicalisé du VIH en Belgique : réponse à une demande d’avis émanant des autorités de santé publique. Cet avis vise à formuler des recommandations précises quant aux circonstances exactes dans lesquelles sera effectué le dépistage du VIH décentralisé et démédicalisé en Belgique. Celles-ci s’adressent aux autorités de santé publique belges, aux professionnels …

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Mark de Punt Award

The support group Muungano won the Mark de Punt Award on 1 February 2015 for their efforts to improve the living conditions of people living with HIV and for their continuous support to patients during all stages of HIV-AIDS. The Award ceremony took place during the yearly “Antwerp Diner“

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