Global Activism: Aids Awareness on Wheels in Mauritania

August 24, 2006

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Jonathan Shadid—Founder, Caravan of Hope

Mauritania has one of the lowest HIV infection rates in Africa. But lack of awareness of the virus may allow the crisis to spread. Former Chicagoan Jonathan Shadid has lived in Mauritania for nearly 20 years. He uses media and a converted truck to provide health education. The truck serves as a stage for a traveling show called Caravan of Hope. Thousands of Mauritanians gather at each stop to see music, plays and videos about HIV and other health concerns. To find out more information about Caravan of Hope e-mail Nedwa.

View a slide show of The Caravan of Hope and their performances.