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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 work. Your contribution can mean a lot in the fight against HIV/AIDS. As a volunteer you can contact our target audience in a much more informal way

If one or more of following statements applies to you, do not hesitate to contact us:
Do you have good contacts with the African communities?
Do you have spare time on weekends and after work?
Are you socially committed?
Do you like talking to people?
Do you have confidence to talk to people about HIV prevention?
Do you have some computer knowledge?
Are you eager to learn new things?
Are you discrete and can you deal with confidential information?

Activities of our volunteers
Depending on your talents and preferences, you can be involved in one or more of following activities:

You support actively our HIV prevention and sexual health promotion activities with sub-Saharan African migrants in Flanders.
You can be active in the areas of Antwerp, Leuven, Ghent, Mechelen, …

You can be involved in “outreach” activities (festivals, festivals of the African communities, socio-cultural events) where you help with handing out prevention material.

You maintain contacts with the leaders of several African organizations, and with other volunteers. You visit places where many Africans come together to promote sexual health and distribute HIV prevention materials (cafes, churches, hairdressers, …)

You help with the mobilisation of the sub-Saharan community in order to offer HIV tests.
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Volunteers Fee
We reimburse possible transportation – and catering cost.
We offer a volunteer fee of maximum 30 euro per day according to the rules of the Belgian volunteer regulations.

 

Contact:
Dorothy Adobea
+32 (0)3 247 07 45 or +32 (0)4 75 78 25 71
[email protected]

Workshop living with HIV

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3rd BREACH Post CROI Meeting

Wednesday 03/04/2019 18:00 – 21:00 at  CHU Saint-Pierre – Forum – Bastenie

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Workshop how to live with HIV

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Interactive workshop HIV stigma Afrika FilmFestival

What: HIV-related stigma is still persistent around the world with a lot of consequences for the people living with HIV, both on an individual level as community level. Dr. Lazare Manirankunda did research about HIV-related stigma in the sub-Saharan African community and will share his results with us. Afterwards we’ll go into discussion with each other …

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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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Workshop recently diagnosed HIV, 4th of November

The HIV-Sam project is organising workshops for sub-Saharan Africans who were (recently) diagnosed with HIV. The workshop wants to: – discuss how to deal with this diagnosis. – answer questions you have about this diagnosis. – create a safe environment in which stories can be shared. This workshop consists of 5 modules. The first module …

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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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