Ghana is often held up as an example of African democracy and development, and in HIV/AIDS awareness the same holds true. The current adult HIV/AIDS prevalence is around 2 per cent and currently considered stable. Yet almost half of a million people continue to suffer from the disease and the fear and stigmatization of HIV-positive people hinders prevention and treatment programmes.
A local Ghanaian NGO is seeking interns to help with the training of peer educators, serve as community field officers and provide assistance to the local community-based organizations to educate communities and curb the spread of HIV-AIDs. This placement is ideal for people interested in public health, HIV/AIDS education and awareness-raising and community empowerment.
You will work on a variety of HIV-AIDs projects that aims to:
* Contribute to the reduction in HIV transmission via training peer educators
* Educate groups that indulge in risky behaviours which drive the HIV epidemic.
* Implement behaviour change in five districts in Ghana
* Help reduce the stigma associated with AIDS
Communities which will be targeted include commercial sex workers, migrant workers, second hand cloth traders and mining workers as well as out of school youth.
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