U=U Africa is a powerful and growing social movement led by people living with HIV across the continent.
PAC and African partners CEYOHO in Botswana, HIV Survivors and Partners Network (HSPN) in South Africa, and Love to Love Organization in Uganda formed the U=U Africa Collaborative (UAC) in 2021 to stimulate and support U=U programs in Africa. The UAC shares ideas and fosters collaborations in countries and regions where in-country partners have expressed need for support to develop sustainable and authentic U=U-related programs.
The UAC produced the virtual U=U Africa “Best Practices” Forum building upon the Love to Love Organization’s U=U conference and march in Uganda in 2019, and the CEYOHO U=U conference in 2020. The two-hour forum focused on U=U communications and was primarily for stakeholders currently operating U=U
education programs in Africa. The goals were to share lessons learned and to identify the programs and people on the continent who are doing the U=U work so we can mobilize stakeholders and continue to build the U=U Africa movement. This was the first of a series of forums to stimulate and support country- and region-wide African U=U movements and provide partners with practical tools and guidance.
As the first U=U regional collaborative, the UAF serves as a pilot for partners who wish to form collaboratives in other regions. To learn more or join the U=U Africa movement, contact UequalsUAfrica@preventionaccess.org
The UAF produced the virtual U=U Africa “Best Practices” Forum building upon the Love to Love Organization’s U=U conference and march in Uganda in 2019 and the CEYOHO U=U conference in 2020.
The two-hour U=U communications webinar was primarily for stakeholders currently operating U=U education programs in Africa. We shared examples and lessons learned from community, government and implementing agencies conducting U=U communications work and mobilized stakeholders to continue to build the U=U Africa movement.
The recording, report, and slide deck were distributed to the U=U Africa network list. If you have ideas for future webinars, we’d love to hear from you.