Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV in the world. For Global Activism, we talk with Annie Elbe Todt about her organization Give Hope, Fight Poverty, working in Swaziland to support 33 child headed households. Their network of support extends to 1500 children. They dig wells, build homes and send children to school.
Princess Kasune Zulu was diagnosed with HIV over 17 years ago, at a time when that particular disease carried a heavy burden of stigma in her native Zambia. Since then, Princess Kasune has been advocating for education and healthcare for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. She’ll share how the public conversation has changed about the disease since her diagnosis.
The Chicago Department of Public Health has awarded $6 million to 22 community organizations for housing assistance and support services for people living with HIV and AIDS and their families.The grants come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.