TULITATI – Community awareness-raising Program for HIV/AIDS among community agents
- Since: 2017
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Promoted by APDES in partnership with the Angolan Government – more specifically, the National Institute on HIV Prevention (INLS) – this project aims to raise the community agents’ awareness of HIV/AIDS intervention.
This program is being implemented in Bié and it focuses on the training of community agents to empower them in terms of HIV and tuberculosis prevention and diagnosis and referral of individuals to healthcare services (in several locations).
The intervention focuses on harm reduction and community intervention and it aims to decrease the rate of HIV/AIDS infection and improve the access to prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Supported by participatory methodologies and the community’s empowerment, the project includes the following key-dimensions: 1) Increase the knowledge and skills of peer educators/community agents, healthcare professionals and beneficiaries; 2) Outreach activities among the communities; 3) Advocacy actions according to two levels: i) community-based and ii) political/institutional.
Funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a leading UN agency in terms of development, the program will be implemented from October 2017 to June 2018.