Foundation Wins Prize for World AIDS Day Participation in Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
December 9, 2010
The Foundation emerged as one of the best exhibitors in Tanzania to celebrate World AIDS Week that was officially marked in Morogoro region. The announcement followed an impressive display of educational materials at our Foundation booth and lively health talks for booth visitors at Sabasaba grounds in Morogoro region.
Mr. Hamza Ali, a Morogoro resident, stops by the
Foundation's booth to collect materials about pediatric AIDS.
The Chief Guest at the National World AIDS Day ceremony, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Honorable Dr. Ghalib Bilal, handed over a trophy and a certificate of appreciation to Foundation staff for holding the event in Tanzania at Jamhuri Grounds, on December 1st, 2010.
Providing relevant and accurate information on pediatric HIV and AIDS was among the issues that was specifically recognized as adding value to the Foundation’s booth.
More than 1,500 guests visited the Foundation’s display and were thankful for the valuable information they received regarding pediatric HIV and AIDS, with most of the visitors acknowledging that it is relevant to the situation in Tanzania.
“I am so grateful for this knowledge that you are providing to the people of Morogoro. I am sure that many people need the right information on how to protect their unborn children from HIV and AIDS,” said Hamza Ali, a Morogoro resident.
Many people were inspired by Elizabeth Glaser’s story, which was shown on video throughout the exhibition week, among other activities and displays at the Foundation’s booth. One visitor, Mr. Ally Ramadhan, a person living with HIV AIDS, said that Elizabeth’s story was so touching that it inspired him to continue with his peer educating job.
Mercy Nyanda is the Program Officer for Communication and Outreach for the Foundation, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania