Meet the Australia Awards Alumni getting Africa to zero HIV infections

World Aids Day

Some 25.8 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are living with HIV, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), only 10.7 million are accessing antiretroviral treatment (although this is up from 100,000 in 2002). Africa still has a shortage of skilled healthcare workers at practice and policy level. Australia Awards is investing in improving public health on the continent.

Over 600 Australia Awards Alumni are in the health sector. Many are contributing directly to ending the spread of HIV/AIDS on the continent and reducing the stigma associated with it. Here are a few of their stories.

Ghana: Josephine Osarfo

Ethiopia: Dr Noah

Kenya: Dr Anne Mwangi

Lesotho: Dr Llang Maama-Maime

Liberia: Hawa Wanita Page

Mozambique: Dr Ana Charles and Jose Almedia

Nigeria: Oluwakemi Akagwu

Uganda: Dr Cecilia Nattembo

Zambia: Dr Wezi Kaonga

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