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  • Bike 4 AIDS 2010-2011
  • Bike 4 AIDS
    • Bicycles and bike-ambulances are of great assistance to those living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi.
    • Through Bike 4 AIDS, Local Committees fundraise to purchase bikes and bike ambulances while raising awareness on HIV and AIDS issues .
    • The wheels are already in motion - help to keep the momentum going in the fight against HIV and AIDS!
  • HIV & AIDS in Malawi
    • 930,000 people infected
    • 68,000 deaths in 2007
    • 560,000 orphans infected (Aged 0-17)
    • All statistics from 2008 UNAIDS Global Report : http://www.unaids.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/HIVData/ GlobalReport/2008/2008_Global_report.asp
  • Gender & AIDS
    • 58% of AIDS cases in Malawi are women
    • 8.4% of all women in Malawi aged 15-24 are infected with HIV or AIDS
    • Most Community Based Organization (CBO) volunteers and workers in rural Malawi are women
  • Why Bikes?
    • About 8 million people, or almost 70 per cent of Malawians, live below the national poverty line. More than 90 per cent of them live in rural areas and depend on subsistence farming for their livelihoods.
    • In rural areas, infrastructure is lacking and vehicles are scarce
    • Buying bikes locally supports the local economy
    • The promotion of bicycle use contributes towards environmental sustainability (MDG #7)
  • Bikes & Bicycle-Ambulances
    • In rural Malawi, HIV and AIDS caregivers travel to neighbouring villages to care for those affected.
    • A lack of transportation limits the number of people they can help.
    • With a bicycle, healthcare workers can reach up to 5 times as many patients .
  • Bikes & Bicycle-Ambulances
    • Bicycle ambulance: a bicycle with a lightweight trailer and removable stretcher attached
    • Used to safely transport bed-ridden patients to health clinics and hospitals
    • 25 = the average number of times per month that B4A-purchased bike ambulances are put to use
  • Our Partners
    • www.capaids.org
    • Bike for AIDS was developed in partnership with CAP AIDS, an organization whose mandate is to develop partnerships between Canadian and African NGOs and AIDS service organizations to help Africans resist, survive and overcome the HIV and AIDS epidemic. 
    • 5% of funds raised by Bike 4 AIDS go to support CAP AIDS in its Bike to CAP AIDS initiative
  • Community Based Organization Profile: Mangochi AIDS Support Organisation (MASO)
    • Based in the Southern Region of Malawi
    • Provides HIV and AIDS response programs focusing on:
      • Nutrition
      • Home-based Care
      • Behavioural Change
      • Youth Mobilization
  • Community Based Organization Profile: Mangochi AIDS Support Organisation (MASO)
    • Through Bike for AIDS, MASO distributed 2 bicycle-ambulances and 2 bicycles between three villages (Mitanga,Mumbwa, and Chapima), serving nearly 3,000 people.
    • For each village, the nearest clinic is 15 km away, posing a major threat to the survival of the severely injured.
    • The bicycle-ambulances are used over 25 times per month.
  • Community Based Organization Profile: Mangochi AIDS Support Organisation (MASO)
    • MASO establishes firm rules on usage of the bicycles, ensuring that they are kept in top condition and never go missing.
    • A sense of community ownership is fostered by having village members contribute a set amount per month towards a maintenance fund.
  • Bike 4 AIDS – Results!
    • Since September 2005, Local Committees have helped to make a difference:
    • 171 bicycle ambulances purchased and distributed
    • 220 bicycles purchased and distributed
    • 109 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) engaged
    • Over 218,000 beneficiaries
  • What You Can Do
  • What You Can Do
    • $200 raised is enough to buy a bicycle
    • $500 raised is enough to buy a bicycle-ambulance
    • Includes all shipping and maintenance costs
    • 5% of donations go to support CAP AIDS and our local partners
  • Events
    • Bike-A-Thon or Bike Race
    • Wax for AIDS
    • Invite WUSC alumni to present on HIV and AIDS in Africa (ie. past Uniterra volunteers)
    • Collaborate with local HIV and AIDS organizations
    • Be creative!
  • Days of Action
    • Consider organizing your events around the
    • following designated Bike 4 AIDS days:
    World Car Free Day: September 22, 2010 World AIDS Day: December 1, 2010
  • Wax 4 AIDS @ Grant MacEwan
    • The LC at Grant MacEwan holds an annual Wax For Aids … Last year they raised over $3,000 !
    • Volunteers sign up and collect pledges to get various body parts waxed
    • At the on-site ‘event headquarters’
      • Stage for waxing
      • Information booth
      • Music and guest speakers
    • All costs and prizes donated by Doceil Soleil and Global Projects
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  • Resources
    • Visit our Campaigns webpage for news, information,
    • resources and tips on running a successful Bike 4 AIDS
    • campaign: http://www.wusc.ca/en/campus/students/educate
    • Resources At Your Fingertips:
    • Bike 4 AIDS Information Sheet
    • Bike 4 AIDS poster
    • Bike 4 AIDS PowerPoint presentation
    • Local Committee Handbook
    • General WUSC and UNITERRA materials
    • Your Regional Liaison Officer
    • Other Local Committees
  • Sign Up!
    • Sign up to participate in the Bike 4 AIDS campaign by logging in to My Committee!
    • http://www.wusc.ca/en/campus/students/committee
  • Thank You!