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Advice on culturally sensitive care and support for professionals

A broad range of professionals, both medical and non-medical, are involved in the treatment and care of people living with HIV:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • social workers

Conventional counseling strategies often work well with clients from ethnic minorities, yet some questions may be tricky for service providers from a different cultural background. Over the years, the intercultural team of the HIV-SAM Project has acquired a deep knowledge of the distinct cultural and social realities of the diverse communities of Sub-Saharan African migrants living with HIV. On request we offer advice to professionals on individual cases. We also give lectures on the topic.

Do you need advice on intercultural issues in service provision?

Contact Charles Ddungu, facilitator of the support groups

Do you want to organize training on culturally sensitive care and support?

Contact Dr. Lazare Manirankunda

Aids Seminar, 13 December 2017 in CHU Saint-Pierre, Brussels

Late HIV diagnosis: Why is this still so frequent? Who are these “Late presenters”? What can we do about it? More information on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at CHU Saint-Pierre – Bâtiment 1000, Forum – Auditoire Bastenie, Rue Haute 322 – 1000 Brussels For more details, contact: Secrétariat Maladies Infectieuses – Tel : 02/535.41.30 E-mail : [email protected]

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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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