On Dec. 1st, Pro-Link commemorated World AIDS Day by inviting our Peer Educators in the Global Fund/ADRA HIV Prevention and the FHI 360 Linkages HIV Prevention projects. They work in some of the roughest areas of Accra, informing a key population of sex workers about HIV – how it is contracted and encouraging the use of condoms.
Pro-Link field officers and local nurses also go out to these locations to test people for the disease and provide counseling.
The front lawn of our Accra office was filled on Dec. 1st. The crowd sat under a tent watching presentations and sharing knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases, condom use, testing for HIV and screening for infections. Then we danced to great music provided by a local DJ, played musical chairs and had a lovely catered lunch of chicken and rice.
The star of the day was Gertrude “Trudi” Nunoo, Pro-Link’s Executive Director. Her warm heart and generous spirit touched all present…she is known for her tough love and a determination to make positive change. Everyone got out their cameras and cheered her on when she hit the dance floor.
A serious subject and a serious good time!
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