Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Community support project for the fight against HIV / AIDS in young girls from the Léo Department

Community support project for the fight against <abbr title="Human immunodeficiency virus">HIV</abbr> / <abbr title="Human immunodeficiency virus">AIDS</abbr> in young girls from the Léo Department
  • Organisation: Leo Youth Association

  • Benifiting country: Burkina Faso

Organization of an official ceremony to launch the project on 23 May 2008 and presentation of the project by the members from the Association to thirty community leaders.

Training on the theme of HIV / AIDS to:

  • 14 members of the Youth Association on 6 and 7 June 2008;

  • 20 women leaders from 9 to 10 July 2008;

  • 10 peer educators from 17 to 18 July 2008. These peer educators have been carrying a kit with various objects and condoms to distribute.

Implementation of information by various media:

  • Video projections to 345 male students and 398 female students;

  • 2 radio broadcasting programs in English and local language Nuni;

  • 5 theatre session for a total of 3532 young people in October 2008;

  • Organization of a night event with 950 young on 22 June 2008;

  • Creation of advertising items to distribute on the ground.

Promotion of voluntary and anonymous testing. One hundred and fifty young people (90 girls and 60 boys) were detected; 98 testing negative and 15 positive (11 girls and 4 boys), 37 tests undetermined.

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