02 Tuwe Sahara 5th Conference Jburg (Latest Compatibility Nov Dec 2009

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02 Tuwe Sahara 5th Conference Jburg (Latest Compatibility Nov Dec 2009

  1. 1. 5TH SAHARA CONFERENCE JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA THEME: “Socio-cultural responses to HIV” TOPIC: The Unusual and the Unexpected: A successful heterosexual African HIV prevention project/programme under the management of a homosexual-focused organisation DATE: 30 November 2009 - 3 December 2009 PRESENTER: K Tuwe [MBA, MIPMZ & FICB (SA)] Programme Manager– African Communities New Zealand AIDS Foundation k.tuwe@nzaf.org.nz
  2. 2. Agenda / Topics • Background and Objectives: History of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) and African Health Promotion Programme (AHPP) HIV Statistics in NZ • Method : How we operate • Results • Conclusion
  3. 3. History of the NZAF Bruce Burnett, 1954 - 1985 Sr. Paula Brettkelly, 1944 - 2008 The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) is New Zealand’s leading HIV prevention and care organisation. The NZAF provides positive health services to anyone affected by HIV and HIV prevention programmes to the communities most at risk, as well as research, analysis and policy leadership.
  4. 4. History of the AHPP
  5. 5. NZAF Organisational Structure AFRICAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME
  6. 6. Other NZAF Programmes
  7. 7. Takatāpui
  8. 8. Pacific Peoples’ Programme (PPP)
  9. 9. HAKA Poster (controversial)
  10. 10. NZAF Volunteers
  11. 11. NZ: HIV/AIDS Statistics HIV/AIDS Adult prevalence rate 0.1% (2007 est.) People living with HIV/AIDS about 3000 African People living with HIV/AIDS in NZ 440
  12. 12. Results Analysis Ethnicity 2006 % 2007 % 2008 % Comment Total new 204 195 184 diagnoses European/ ā Pākehāā 79 38.7 83 42.6 98 43.2 - 4.5% (constantly up) (mostly gay) +12.6% African 61 29.8 42 21.5 39 17.2 (constantly down)
  13. 13. Some of the Community Events • Regional Community Educators’ Workshops • Religious and Community Leaders Workshops • Community Functions and Events (Miss Africa, Soccer) • Community Consultation (on-going process) • Sponsoring of Community Events • Advocacy on Settlement issues (eg. immigration, employment) • Resource Distribution (Culturally appropriate material) “Our lives being to end the day we become silent about things that matter” Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.
  14. 14. Miss Africa 2008
  15. 15. Miss Africa 2009 (Congolese Performance)
  16. 16. Taste of Africa Group
  17. 17. 2009 Africa Day Winners: Somali Team
  18. 18. Jambo Newsletter
  19. 19. Social Marketing: New Brand Get it On!
  20. 20. Social Marketing: New Brand Get it On!
  21. 21. Social Marketing: Get it On! TV Commercial
  22. 22. Social Marketing - NZAF Website
  23. 23. NZAF Website
  24. 24. AHPP and the Community
  25. 25. AHPP and Community Empowerment
  26. 26. Results: Epidemiology Figures (2006)
  27. 27. Results: Epidemiology Figures (2007)
  28. 28. Results: Epidemiology Figures (2008)
  29. 29. My Inspirational Heroes
  30. 30. Conclusion • There is convincing evidence that it works: (12.6% drop in newly diagnosed HIV cases within NZ-based African communities over 3 years (2006-08)) • Heterosexual and homosexual programmes can work together professionally, in harmony to achieve the desired outcomes • In my view what is needed, among other things is; RESPECT, PASSION, COMMITMENT, SENSITIVITY and above all, PROFESSIONALISM • So you see, it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kia Ora Tatenda Siyabonga Thanks “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” Dr Martin Luther King Jnr

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