Today is World AIDS Day

Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day. Theme: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.

On World AIDS Day, organizations and world leaders hold events to commemorate and raise awareness around the struggles of people suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Over the last month, world leaders have been speaking publicly in honor of the day, highlighting the need for not just medical interventions in treatment and prevention but education and awareness too. In her speech to the National Institute of Health, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined the U.S.’s goal of “creating an AIDS-free generation.” She said, “Although the past 30 years have been a remarkable journey, we still have a long, hard road ahead of us. But today, thanks both to new knowledge and to new ways of applying it, we have the chance to give countless lives and futures to millions of people who are alive today, but equally, if not profoundly more importantly, to an entire generation yet to be born.”

At Hope Ofiriha, education through microloan, health and life-skills training is an integral part of our services to people we serve. In Omilling, as part of HIV –AIDS Awareness training modules offered in the village, Villagers have access to education that promotes better understanding and prevention of HIV/AIDS. We’re committed to life-skills training and education like this in order to improve all aspects of our beneficiaries’ lives.

We’re grateful that you are partnering with us to implement crucial services, including our training programs, which do so much to improve our beneficiaries’ lives. Thanks you for your ongoing partnership and support.