Africa

 To see which countries in the region have implemented the People Living with HIV Stigma Index, or are in the process of doing so, please use the map on the 'Home' page.

 

History:

The first steps of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index in Africa were made in 2008:

  1. Nairobi, Kenya (13-16 May 2008) for 12 participants from 6 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa: Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania and Swaziland.  The facilitators were from IPPF, UNAIDS, ICW and national networks of people living with HIV (and were from Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, UK and Australia). Observers attended the meeting from UNAIDS Kenya, NAP+, USAID/ Health Partnership Initiative (HPI) and from the IPPF Africa Regional Office. The workshop was conducted in English.
  2. Dakar, Senegal (20-23 May 2008) for 14 participants from 9 countries in Western, Central and Southern Africa: Cameroon, Senegal, Rwanda, Burundi, RCA, Congo Brazzaville, Niger, Cote d'Ivoire and Angola.  The facilitators were from IPPF, ICW and GNP (and were from Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Australia). Observers attended the meeting from the national family planning association of Senegal (ASBEF). The workshop was conducted in French and Portuguese, with some English.