Tag Archive: HIV/AIDS

August 21st, 2016 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

In collaboration with Coordinating Unit of Association of Persons with Disabilities, we conducted a training of trainers workshop for 17 persons with disabilities from four different villages in Tubah sub-division, Bambui, Bambili, Kedjom-Keku, and Kejoum Ketingoh to teach them how to educate other persons with disabilities in their communities about HIV prevention in order to […]

August 4th, 2016 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

After conducting an HIV testing campaign on International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2015 in Bamenda, my work partners and I decided that we needed to reach out to persons with disabilities beyond Bamenda by testing persons with disabilities from rural communities. On June 28, 2016 in collaboration with Coordinating Unit of […]

July 31st, 2016 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Yesterday, Antonia, the mother of a child with Down Syndrome and an incredible advocate for all people with Down Syndrome and other persons with disabilities, and I traveled to Kumbo, the second largest town in the Northwest region located about two hours from Bamenda by car.  The drive was beautiful as we traveled through the […]

July 20th, 2016 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Regina Awafe, a sign language interpreter and superstar advocate for the deaf who runs an organization called Agnes Association for the Empowerment of the Deaf and Vulnerable Persons, brought 31 young deaf adults together at a church to attend the HIV Prevention workshop. It was the largest HIV Prevention workshop I have hosted so far. […]

May 5th, 2016 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

As I have been working with persons with disabilities in the Northwest region of Cameroon, I have been learning that many of them have been left out of HIV education and services.  When I did my community needs assessment early in my service, I learned that one-fourth of persons with disabilities whom I interviewed never […]