World AIDS Day

2017-12-05 07:54:30 in: News and Press Releases

Annually on 1st December, Rwanda joins the rest of the World to celebrate the World AIDS Day. The 2017 World AIDS Day Global Theme is “Right to health” highlights the need for all people living with HIV and those who are vulnerable and affected by the disease to reach the goal of universal health coverage.
Rwanda also identifies 2017 theme is “Get tested for HIV. If positive, Start and Stay on life-saving treatment.” The theme reaffirms Rwanda’s commitment to achieving the UNAIDS global target of 90-90-90 ; aiming at ensuring that 90% of people living with HIV know their status, 90% of people living with HIV who know their status are receiving antiretroviral treatment and 90% of people on treatment have viral load suppression. It is in this framework that UPHLS joined other stakeholders in HIV response in the launch of the World AIDS Day campaign at Petit Stade- Remera on 1st December.
As an umbrella of organizations of Persons with disabilities in the fight against HIV / AIDS and for health promotion, UPHLS mobilized and facilitated persons with disabilities to join others during an event where around 150 PWDs coming from different DPOs participated in the event.
UPHLS through Troupe des Personnes Handicapées TWUZUZANYE (THT) a group of persons with disabilities performed a drama in line with the national theme.

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performance of THT

UPHLS also exhibited its interventions to inform the public what we are doing for persons with disabilities in the area of HIV and health promotion.

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UPHLS exhibition
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Participant in WAD 2017