Programs for the Community
January 2023 - Sending a Giant Wave of Best Wishes for the Holidays and for 2023
Dear Friend: Happy December!
Equalize Access to Resources on This World AIDS Day
Dear Power of Love Friend: Greetings! On this World AIDS Day, UNAIDS is urging each of us to reduce the inequalities which are slowing progress in ending AIDS. Over the last 40 years of HIV response, vulnerable populations have not had equal access to testing, treatment, and new technologies.
Provision of Credit and Financial Choices Goes a Long Way Towards Women's Empowerment
Impact of COVID, climate change: In the past 3-4 years, more countries are facing growing levels of food insecurity and lack of income opportunities due to COVID, climate change, and conflict. One solution is to provide income generating skills and loans/financing to these families.
Living with HIV is Not a Barrier to Achieving One's Goals
Can we combat climate change and poor health?: Recent studies conclude that the provision of food, clean energy, education, health, water, and sanitation can result in reducing both the impact of climate change and poverty while boosting human well-being.
There is a Continuing Need for Malaria Prevention Efforts
Malaria in Africa: Since 2000, malaria cases and deaths have been declining in Africa due to the provision of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and antimalarial drugs. A decrease in access in either or both would lead to potentially catastrophic increases in malaria morbidity and, mortality within Africa.
Safe Park/COVID Education Workshops Provide an Opportunity for Children to Learn and Grow
Why do children participate in this program? Children from different age groups love this program for different reasons. Younger children attend this program for snacks, toys, and opportunities to play with other kids their age. In the words of a young participant, "I learn a lot.
November 2022 - Our COVID Response in India
Dear friend: Happy November! COVID continues to impact vulnerable and marginalized communities in India. Our ground team is working tirelessly to keep disadvantaged neighborhoods safe from COVID, provide grocery kits to families, and education support to children.
October 2022 - The New Malaria Vaccine Will Save Millions of Lives
Dear friend: Happy October! We have awesome news in the area of malaria prevention. A malaria vaccine developed by Britain's University of Oxford is 80% effective in preventing infection.
COVID Continues to Threaten the Global HIV Response
A recent report by UNAIDS states that during the last two years of COVID and other global crises, progress against HIV prevention has slowed and millions of lives are at risk. In 2021, new HIV infections fell by just 3.6% the smallest drop since 2016. In Asia and the Pacific, new HIV infections are rising where they had been falling for the past 10 years.