Road to Reconciliation
|Health Policy Initiative|
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After finding out she and her son were HIV-positive, Valediana was forced to squat on a small piece of unused land where she built herself a makeshift hut from thatched grass and began to raise her baby boy, Jotham. The Health Policy Initiative (HPI) has been working with faith-based organizations in Tanzania to reduce stigma and discrimination. HPI educates religious leaders on the basics of HIV transmission and illustrates how stigma and discrimination erode the bonds of family, community, and country. By exemplifying compassion and empathy, religious leaders have proven influential in promoting a supportive environment for people like Valediana and Jotham.
|Document Type:||Success Stories|
|No. of Pages:||2|
|Keywords:||Leadership, Champions, S&D or Human Rights, Care and Support, PLHIV, GIPA, HIV/AIDS|