SAFA Save Africa from AIDS

Save Africa From AIDS Campaign

 

Africa is the priority of the Save Africa from AIDS (SAFA) Campaign because this is where the AIDS pandemic is most severe. The SAFA Campaign covers advocacy, HIV/AIDS education and information, and AIDS prevention resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Campaign focuses on: Africa's AIDS orphans; HIV/AIDS literacy among Africa's rural villagers, and the provision of resources for the control and prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

19 million people are estimated to have died of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

24.5 million African adults and children are living with HIV/AIDS

Approximately 5,000 Africans die each day with HIV/AIDS.

15,000 new HIV infections occur daily in Africa, more than 10 each minute

AIDS will wipe out half the teenagers in some African countries

There are more than 11 million AIDS orphans in Africa

Africa's development is at risk because of the AIDS pandemic.

The SAFA Campaign is committed to:

The development and strengthening of partnerships with organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS including the African Unity observers, non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, among other organizations and groups.

The provision of financial and other resources to meet the educational, social, and personal needs of AIDS orphans in several African countries.

A grassroots and protracted campaign to increase HIV/AIDS literacy and to promote HIV/AIDS control and prevention among rural African villagers.

The dissemination of medical and other resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Africa is the priority of the Save Africa from AIDS (SAFA) Campaign because this is where the AIDS pandemic is most severe. The SAFA Campaign covers advocacy, HIV/AIDS education and information, and AIDS prevention resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Campaign focuses on: Africa's AIDS orphans, HIV/AIDS literacy among Africa's rural villagers, and the provision of resources for the control and prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

If you are interested in a speaker on AIDS in Africa, making a donation or volunteering with the SAFA campaign, please contact Dr. Marcia E. Sutherland at the address listed below.

AIDS Campaign

Co-Chairs

Kwadwo A. Sarfoh, Ph.D. and Marcia E. Sutherland, Ph.D.

Department of Africana Studies
University at Alban
SUNY Business Administration 115
Albany New York 12222
(518) 442-4730
FAX (518) 442-2569
Email: ms781@albany.edu
KSarfoh@albany.edu

SAFA Projects

HOPE AFRICA (The Church of the Province of Southern Africa) AIDS Badges The Save Africa From AIDS (SAFA) Campaign is working with the Department of Social Development (Hope Africa) at the Church of the Province of Southern Africa to create a community in which South African rural villagers living with HIV/AIDS can pool their resources while empowering and caring for each other. The AIDS badges were handmade by South Africans living with HIV/AIDS, and these persons are compensated by Hope Africa for their beading skills. SAFA is selling these AIDS badges to help promote awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa and to raise funds to meet these artists' material needs for food, drugs, etc. Funds will also be used to help train other South Africans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in learning to empower themselves and to communicate the reality they live to others through art. SAFA also hopes to assist Hope Africa in building a refugee/shelter and resource center to meet the neeeds of adults and children living with HIV/AIDS.

If you wish to purchase these badges individually (or in bulk), contact ms781@albany.edu or phone 518-442-4248.

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THE SAFA CAMPAIGN PROVIDES FUNDS FOR THE EDUCATION AND SUPPORT OF TWO ZULU WHO LIVE IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA.

KITALE AIDS ORPHANS AND STREET CHILDREN PROJECT (KAOSCP) - KENYA

The project was started in 1999 as an outreach initiative of the World Revival and Salvation Ministries (WRSM), founded in 1990 by Bishop Robert Makona. The project is based in Kitale in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The goal of the project has been to cater to the survival needs of orphans whose parents have died of AIDS. Such orphans end up in the streets as rampant poverty is related to the lack of custodial care. The project also seeks to meet the needs of other street children who have found themselves in dire circumstances due to various factors.

The principal services offered to children include a hospitable and conducive environment for growth and rehabilitation into society through entry into the formal education system. In addition, young children are offered counseling and AIDS-related education to make them appreciate the dangers of this disease. The children are also trained to be peer counselors to other children in the school system and in the local surrounding area.

Currently, there are more than 30 children housed in the project. However, the demand has exceeded capacity. While the project hopes to significantly expand the number of AIDS orphans served, it is unable to admit more children due to financial constraints. The KAOSCP project has ample land for development and for the accommodation of more than 200 children, it cannot now do so because of limited resources. The SAFA Campaign is currently assisting some of these Kenyan orphans. If you wish to contribute to this orphans' project, please contact SAFA's Co-Chairs at ms781@albany.edu or KSarfoh@albany.edu.

Kenyan Project Coordinator: Bishop Robert Makona World Revival and Salvation Ministries

Related References, Resources and Links

University at Albany: HIV/AIDS Information Site
AIDS (CAM) -- Computerized AIDS Ministries
AIDS and HIV: A Selected Guide to the Resources

 

 

 

2011/10/17 DV