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CHF Recognizes World AIDS Day 2011

Published 12/01/2011 by Global Communities

CHF Recognizes World AIDS Day 2011
World Aids Day, held on December 1st of each year, is an opportunity for the global community to come together and remember the countless lives impacted by this disease, and rededicate ourselves to the fight against it. Though great strides have been made in combating HIV and AIDS, much work remains to be done: both to support those affected by the disease and to find a cure.
CHF International works to build the capacity of local governments, civil society groups and communities to increase availability of prevention, care, treatment and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and those affected by it. By institutionalizing the availability of these kinds of services, we reduce people’s vulnerability to the disease while also helping them to lead healthier, more productive lives.
The USAID Higa Ubeho program works with people living with HIV and AIDS, orphans and other vulnerable children to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on their lives and works with local institutions to increase their access to education, psychosocial support, medicine and food.
Read about the summer camps that helped over 700 youth in Rwanda, and learn more about our other programs there.
CHF is the principal grant recipient of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Honduras. Through this program, we are enabling all sectors of society throughout the country to better combat and respond to needs created by HIV/AIDS. By working with civil society organizations and national institutions, we are working to ensure that the rate of HIV among the general population in Honduras continues to be less than 1%
Check out our work with LGBT youth at risk for HIV/AIDS in Honduras, as well as our other programs.
CHF is also the principal recipient of the Global Fund in Colombia. We are working to combat stigma, increase access to treatment and antiretroviral therapy, and improve the quality of life and survival of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Read more about our work in Colombia.