In Kenya, sex-ed programs work to stop spread of AIDS

July 26, 2012


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What Americans call sex-ed is known in Kenya as sexual health education. That's in part because of the country's intense focus on preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Groups like Vumilia — an organization founded by Kenyan activist Rose Ayuma that supports women and children affected by HIV/AIDS  — contribute to educational efforts through their peer-run sex education program, a rarity even in the U.S. 

Chicagoan Kathy Tate-Bradish has been working with Vumilia since she first heard about the group on Worldview six years ago. The first time Tate-Bradish went down to Kenya to teach sex ed she was so successful that Ayuma invited her back to do it again. Since then Tate-Bradish has been a big part of expanding the group's peer program. 

Tate-Bradish joins Woldview Thursday to talk about Vumilia's efforts to empower Kenyan teens to stop the spread of AIDS.

This Worldview segment was originally broadcast on September 2, 2010.