We empower people with HIV to love and live without fear of passing on HIV.
We will end the epidemics of HIV and HIV stigma.
U=U African Forum (UAF) was formed in 2021 by U=U African partners CEYOHO in Botswana, HIV Survivors and Partners Network (HSPN) in South Africa, and Love to Love Organization in Uganda in partnership with Prevention Access Campaign to stimulate and support U=U programs in Africa. The UAF shares ideas, fosters collaboration, and provides tools to in-country partners who have expressed the need for support to develop sustainable and authentic U=U-related programs. As the first U=U regional collaborative, the UAF serves as a pilot for partners who wish to form collaboratives in other regions.
U=U Africa Forum Ambassadors
Applications due September 30, 2021
Calling on U=U Africa Champions
Applications are open for people to become country-wide U=U Forum Africa Ambassadors to help build the U=U movement across the African continent. The roles of U=U Africa Forum Ambassadors include, but are not limited to the following:
Work with relevant existing country-level platforms such as the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Technical Working Groups (TWGs) to influence policy frameworks and treatment guidelines that recognize and use the U=U message.
Propagate accurate science-backed information about U=U as part of combination HIV prevention.
Raise awareness and build community support for the U=U campaign.
Identify barriers to acceptability of U=U message and develop and implement advocacy strategies to mitigate these barriers.
Help monitor/track country-level U=U campaign progress and activities, including sharing best practices with other Ambassadors.
Participate in scheduled U=U Africa Forum capacity-building training and webinars.
Interested individuals with a passion to drive this agenda forward are invited to fill out the application form below -or- email the PDF or WORD application to UequalsUAfrica@preventionaccess.org by September 30th.
If you have technical difficulties or questions about applying, please feel free to reach out to us directly.
Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be shortlisted and there is no financial compensation for Ambassadors at this stage. However, reimbursement can be requested for any approved U=U Africa Forum activity.
Thank you for your passion and commitment!
U=U Africa Forum Steering Committee:
Kennedy Mupeli: CEYOHO - Botswana
Mandisa Dukashe: HIV Survivors & Partners Network - South Africa
William Matovu: Love to Love Organisation - Uganda
U=U African "Best Practices" Forum
The UAF produced the virtual U=U Africa “Best Practices” Forum building upon the Love to Love Organization’s U=U conference and march in Uganda in 2019 and the CEYOHO U=U conference in 2020.
The two-hour U=U communications webinar was primarily for stakeholders currently operating U=U education programs in Africa. We shared examples and lessons learned from community, government and implementing agencies conducting U=U communications work and mobilized stakeholders to continue to build the U=U Africa movement.
The recording, report and slide deck (including organizations' slides that were not presented due to time constraints) were distributed to the U=U Africa network list and are available on this website. The UAF will develop and share a communications guide based on lessons learned from this webinar and our partners.
A recording, summary report, and slides from each future webinar will be available on this website (and our new website - coming soon!). If you have ideas for future webinars, we'd love to hear from you.
To join the U=U Africa movement as an organization or advocate or to share ideas and feedback please contact us at UequalsUAfrica@preventionaccess.org. We'd love to hear from you!