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Collaboration Makes Us Stronger

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Thursday is Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day at the Advocacy Network Africa (AdNetA) We have always  looked for ways to engage more people in quality life goal seeking practices. We are here for you. Be there for us too.

The Weekly Anti-TB Themes

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Monday theme: COVID-19 affects the way communities decide on resource use to eradicate Tuberculosis. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTB #StopCOVID19. Tuesday theme:   Systems in place can make COVID-19 vaccines available. Don't let go of the Anti-TB momentum. #StopTBPartnership. Wednesday theme:  Public engagement in eradicating COVID-19 and TB means that you wear the mask, avoid crowds, wash your hands and Social-distance please. #StopTBPartnership. Thursday theme:  Let us talk about Latent, Childhood and Active TB screening, testing and provision of medicines promptly. #StopTBPartnership. Friday Theme: To end TB/HIV/Malaria by 2030 is possible through collective prevention and care. #StopTBPartnership. Saturday theme:  Your commitment is necessary to end TB and COVID-19. As well, health systems must be strengthened with the community beneficiaries in mind. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTBKenya Sunday theme:   TB/HIV/Malaria must not win. Empower people living with TB to fight COVID-19, HIV a

Track HIV Justice Issues

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HIV Justice Weekly - 27 August 2021                     Uganda to re-consider problematic HIV law provisions After five years of waiting, the Constitutional Court of Uganda has finally begun to hear a landmark case challenging the overly broad and draconian provisions of the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 2014.   Constitutional Court Judge Christopher Izama Madrama has instructed the Attorney General of the Government of Uganda to submit a formal reply to the HIV Constitutional Petition No. 4 of 2016, after it came up for mention in the Court on August 12th, 2021.   The petition, by a coalition of HIV, human rights, and LGBTQ organisations, seeks for the removal of three problematic clauses in the HIV Prevention and Control Act which was passed on May 13, 2014, by the Ugandan Parliament.   The Act allows for stringent punishments for the vague ‘crimes’ of attempted and intentional HIV transmission. The other problematic provisions in the Act are mandatory HIV testing for pr

This Is What Constitutes The September Anti-TB Advocacy Camp 2021 Highlights

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A sneak Peek Of The September Anti-TB Advocacy Camp We are committed to building a robust care leveraging model with four tiers: 1. Enhancing discourse and planned activities within Prevention Communities of Best Practices (PCOB). 2. Prevention of latent TB. 3. Link children and expectant mothers to Child-TB prevention and care services. 4. Provide care and support for patients with active TB. #StopTBPartnership  #WHO 

The August 23rd to August 29th Anti TB Campaign

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Monday theme: Build trust so that COVID-19 and Tuberculosis prevention is made a Community wide initiative. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTB #StopCOVID19. Tuesday theme:   Entrench team work. COVID-19 vaccines must be made available. Remember to promote Tuberculosis-zero deaths too. #StopTBPartnership. Wednesday theme:  Promote concerted engagement in eradicating COVID-19 and TB. Avoid crowds, wear the mask, practice hand-washing and ensure social -distancing. #StopTBPartnership. Thursday theme:  Make it possible for services to include screening, testing and provision of medication. Please stop the TB Cough stigma. Please seek medical attention, take medicines fully. #StopTBPartnership. Friday Theme: You are the connection to opportunities for TB/HIV prevention and care. Be part of the anti COVID-19 or TB campaigns. #StopTBPartnership. Saturday theme:  We are committed to end TB and COVID-19. The health systems must be strengthened with the community in mind. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTBKen

The Universal Health Coverage- UHC In Africa

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UHC In Africa Awareness of the importance of domestic health budgets in Africa can be traced back to the Abuja Declaration in 2001. There are several important policy frameworks and regional initiatives in the African region. These include: Abuja Declaration (2001): In 2001, African Union (AU) countries pledged to allocate at least 15% of their annual budget to the health sector. The Abuja +12 Declaration in 2013 saw governments renew their pledges to end the epidemics of HIV, TB and malaria by 2030. In 2015, the Abuja Call and AU Roadmap were reviewed and extended to 2030. AU Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa by 2030 (2016): The objective of the Catalytic Framework is to intensify the implementation of the Abuja+12 commitments by building Africa-wide consensus on the key strategic actions within the context of the existing targets and milestones. African Health Strategy (2016-2030): A framework providing strategic direction to Africa’s Member States in their ef

The Anti-TB Themes: 9th August to 15th August 2021

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Monday Theme: We animate a legacy of Community Outreach work. Kick TB out of Africa. #StopTBPartnership Tuesday Theme: We make visible what it takes for communities to engage in Anti-TB drives. #StopTBPartnership Wednesday Theme: CBOs catalyze prevention within communities. They animate social support. #StopTBPartnership  Thursday Theme:  A Family Based Therapy Model (FBTM) fosters uptake of TB care services. #StopTBPartnership Friday Theme: Screening, testing and treatment therapy are innovations we leverage in TB prevention. #StopTBPartnership Saturday Theme: This time around we come out strongly to join the world to end TB, HIV, Malaria and COVID-19. #StopTBPartnership Sunday Theme:  We connect with facilities such as government bodies, NGOs, CSOs, CBOs and Local government entities to kick TB out of Mother Africa. #StopTBPartnership

Why We Are Involved in Anti-TB Campaigns

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Why we are involved! The Anti-TB Champions TB is devastating not only for the individual but for the household and community too. A case (the one with TB) needs all the care possible before they are adversely affected. This requires screening, testing, treatment and constant supervision to ensure adherence. These services may not be available, either due to lack or difficulty in accessing services. Social, cultural and economic factors stand in the way of how people are able to overcome the vulnerabilities which expose them to such devastating experiences like TB or HIV, Malaria and COVID-19. In the case of TB, a person who has not had care may die soon due to loss of ability to sustain life in many ways. The lungs are rendered incapable of drawing in oxygen to the body. TB migrates to the entire body, the person is incapable of feeding and gets so thin that they eventually die.  We care because we do not want such suffering to be experienced by any one. No one will be left behind. Whe

A Stop TB Campaign Concept Note

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Stop TB Grassroots Based Strategy  We collaborate with many other actors in the effort to end TB. In 2019, the 30 high TB burden countries accounted for 87% of new TB cases. Eight countries accounted for the 2/3 of the total TB burden with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa according to the Global Tuberculosis Report: WHO The components of the Stop TB Strategy include: 1. Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement 2. Address TB/HIV, MDR-TB and other special challenges 3. Contribute to health system strengthening 4. Engage all care providers  5. Empower people living with TB  A world free of Tuberculosis-zero deaths, disease and suffering due to Tuberculosis Milestones for 2025: a. 75% reduction in Tuberculosis deaths as compared with 2015 b. 50% reduction in Tuberculosis incidents rate to less than 55 Tuberculosis cases per 100,000 population c. No affected families facing catastrophic costs due

Anti-TB and Anti-COVID-19 Weekly Campaign 26th July 2021 to 1st August 2021

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Monday theme: Please be part of the COVID-19 and TB Prevention efforts. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTB #StopCOVID19. Tuesday theme:   COVID-19 is real. TB is real.To prevent COVID-19 and TB fully join the prevention plans around you. #StopTBPartnership. Wednesday theme:  We call on you to avoid crowds, wear the mask, hand-washing and ensure social -distancing. #StopTBPartnership. Thursday theme:  Stop TB or COVID-19 go for testing. Please seek medical attention, take medicines fully. #StopTBPartnership. Friday Theme: TB and COVID-19 can be prevented. Be part of the anti COVID-19 or TB campaigns. Travel less, congregate less and wear the mask. #StopTBPartnership. Saturday theme:  To stop TB and COVID-19, be involved in anti-TB and anti- COVID-19 Campaigns in your community. Show up and be counted. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTBKenya Sunday theme:   To stop diseases such as COVID-19, TB, HIV and Malaria. Don't sit back. Don't allow TB and COVID-19 to prevail. #StopTBPartnership

We Are Committed To The End of TB

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We Are Committed The End To TB Campaign #stoptbkenya  #StopTB  #EndTB  #TBVaccine  #endtbby2030  #stoptbafrica  #StopTBPartnership

Gardening Is Rewarding

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Gardening is rewarding in many ways. Imagine a day when you have set aside time to till the land or care for your garden. It involves your physical side, holding a hoe or spade and swinging it around to perform an activity takes strength and sweat. You have to do it repeatedly so that you are able to clear a wider seed-bed or tilled land. Yes, you subject yourself to intensive work. It is strenuous but at the end of the day, it is rewarding. But, the rewards are immense. The rewards are physiological, physical and psychological. At the physiological level, the brain for instance, gains nourishment in form of an outpouring of dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. These hormones refresh the parts of the brain called the frontal cortex where most of the functions that ensure routine are prompted. The physical nature of work, prompts muscle coordination as well as oxygen intake in the body. Physical work done repeatedly blossoms into experience, skills-building and acquisition of quality

A Time For a TB Vaccine by 2030

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We Call On Your Support Please show your support. All world leaders connected and agreed about COVID-19 as a pandemic that needed stopping. In almost 100 days, a vaccine was discovered. The same leaders can promote universal vaccination. The same leaders can decide to invest in a new TB Vaccine or Malaria Vaccine or HIV Vaccine. What is there to stop this? #EndTB  #TBVaccine #StopTB  #StopTBPartnership  #EndTBby2030

Anti-TB, Anti-COVID-19, Anti-Malaria and Anti-HIV work 19th July to 25th July 2021

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Monday theme: We wish all those suffering from COVID-19 a quick recovery. Meanwhile please, support grassroots-based healthy living Activism. Promote healthy messaging. Avoid overcrowding, wear the mask, keep at home and Hand-washing. Be part of the COVID-19 and TB Prevention efforts. Tuesday theme:   COVID-19 is real. It kills, but it can be avoided too. Take the test where possible. Find out about signs and symptoms. Keep at your home or within your community. To prevent COVID-19 and TB fully join the prevention plans around you. Wednesday theme:  We send our prayers of healing to all those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. Wellness is for and by all. TB and COVID-19 are preventable but it requires your input. Avoid crowds, wear the mask, hand-washing and ensure social -distancing. Thursday theme:  We call on all of you to do something about prevention. If you suspect TB or COVID-19 go for testing. Please seek medical attention, take medicines. Friday Theme: COVID-19 can be preve

Dignity Affirmation Has Always Been And Will Remain A Standard

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Statement of Belief We are sure that we all will one day reciprocate dignity as a shared aspiration.

The Mask Week

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Masking Week 12th July to 18th July 2021 #WorldMaskWeek A week-long campaign. Please be part of this. Wear your mask and use #ThanksForMasking. Share widely please.

A Partnership Blossoms Into Enduring Strategic Public Health Planning Activities

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Family Based Therapy Model (FBTM) Activities Using our home-like space to conduct strategic quality life promoting activities whose outcomes include: self-worth, self-esteem and confidence building. We use psycho-social support sessions to promote dialogue around thematic issues. This allows appropriate use of resources, we plan as a team, we participate as a team, we build dignity-affirmation bonds, we allow members to tell (in their own words) the concerns, needs and encourage them to commit to practices and habits which maintain order and co-existence in our safe space.  It is so important when we safeguard ourselves against what can disrupt out peace, security and safety. We work with the Nature Network Group.  We are so glad that the Family based therapy model(FBTM) has been a core administrative mainstay for the way business is conducted. It is inclusive and it addresses equity related issues. Thank you to all who continue to be our

Community Outreach Resource Persons Are Important In Catalyzing ARV Adherence Practices

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The Most At Risk Populations' Society In Uganda (MARPS In Uganda) Activity Report June 2020-May 2021 The purpose of this short report is to show-case some of the Anti-TB, Anti-COVID-19, Anti-Malaria and Anti-HIV work. We are so glad to be part of the Champions who joined the larger teams participating in the efforts to end HIV,TB, Malaria by 2030 integrating COVID-19 Prevention. We work so hard, We work with a smile, We have the energy, We want safer communities, We contribute to peace, We chose to share our knowledge, We use our skills, We know that it is responsible of us to be part of our societies, We can be effective and useful members if we champion the health promotion activities. We believe in quality life for all. Please be part of our initiatives. #marpsinuganda  #covidloser  #familybasedtherapymodel  #stoptbkenya  #StopTB  #StopTBPartnership 

Progress Is Shared

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We work so hard. We make sure all of us have the skills to talk about issues. All of us are skilled leaders. All of us are skilled planners. We can set up health promotion events. Thank you to all who support our grassroots-based work.

A Weekly Plan: 5th July to 11th July 2021

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Monday theme: Organize healthy living sessions, avoid overcrowding, wear the mask, keep at home and Hand-washing. Be part of the COVID-19 and TB Prevention efforts. Tuesday theme:   Take the test where possible. If not read about signs a d symptoms. Keep at your home or within your community. To prevent COVID-19 and TB fully be part of the prevention plans. Wednesday theme:  TB and COVID-19 are preventable but it requires your input. Avoid crowds, wear the mask, hand-washing and ensure social -distancing. Thursday theme:  Do  you suspect TB? Do you suspect COVID-19? Take the tests, seek medical attention, take the medication fully. Friday theme:  Prevention at local community levels is possible for TB and COVID-19. Make sure your household and community are spaces for avoiding COVID-19 or TB. Travel less, congregate less and wear the mask. Saturday theme:  There are ways for you to take part in the anti-TB and anti- COVID-19 Campaigns in your community. Show up and be counted by engagi

Stopping The TB, COVID-19, Malaria and HIV related vulnerability July 2021 to December 2021

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A Caring Community Campaign July 2021-December 2021 COVID-19 and Caring Communities This is our plan. Communities are spaces where adults and children can access life promoting services such as masks, sanitizer, hand-washing materials, Anti-TB, Anti-COVID-19, Anti-HIV, Anti-Malaria and other forms of servjces. Where communities lack such services then that is a TB, HIV, Malaria or COVID-19 related vulnerability and aggression.  We must provide opportunities for children and all people to grow and develop well. Every person  has the right to be born well, to be cared for and raised well. The mini plans include: Support Healthy Living for Your Child:  There is a connection between your sense of reality and psychological dimensions Say No to Psychological Abuse: Psychological abuse is typically characterised by an abuser distorting someone’s sense of reality. This is also called gas lighting. The goal of the psychological abuser is to convince the victim that she’s crazy or incompetent. S

Say It Like The Champion Does

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Tell your story. Tell it simply but firmly. You are a Champion 🏆❤️. Work harder but make your work effective by ensuring it uplifts not only yourself but others too. Have a plan in mind and ensure the outcomes serve a larger purpose. Your vision will be beneficial to others this way. We promote two important ideals that all humans are created free and dignified. So, to make these ideals practical we created a space where we could put this in practice. This is how we came up with a social support Community Based Organization (CBO) that has served many beneficiaries. We are so glad we contributed to the dignity and self-confidence of many of our beneficiaries through our social safe spaces.

Social Media Platforms Leverage Imagination

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Using Social Media Platforms To Enhance Health Promotion and  Advocacy Campaigns Against HIV, TB,Malaria and COVID-19 We involve ourselves into strategic promotion of information, education and communication to raise consciousness about how contributions to quality life goals can optimally be made. Regularly updated social media platforms enable us to provide information that stimulates decision-making. We use the platforms as notice boards though which we connect with readers. Social media platforms are an archive of activities that can be accessed by those who desire to find out what we are engaged in. Social media platforms are reporting tools which can be used to track activities. The platforms are an opportunity to manage what is shared widely, they make interaction possible and provide themes to follow categorically. The routine embedded within such enterprise makes it galvanizing especially if those who were previously stigmatized or discriminated can use the platforms to broade

Refugees Are Humans And Dignified

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Refugees are economic contributors whose consumer practices provide money through spending and enterprise start-ups. Refugees live in local host communities and work to sustainably live as contributing members of a vibrant community. This is through increasing the local gross domestic product. Refugees contribute to the demand for goods, explore means to access services, create jobs, go to local schools and pay toward the local tax-base. Some refugees are skilled in different areas of expertise. That way, they may integrate easily and make potential local economic contribution. Refugees contribute to traditional philanthropy and appropriate altruism when they engage in rasing funds for emergencies such as during this pandemic. The benefits outweigh the fears hosts have about refugees. These fears revolve around wage competition, burdening the social services, food and land scarcity, unsafe living conditions and crowding. Due to different backgrounds, there are likely to be disagreement

The anti-TB Plan 14th July to 20th July 2021

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Advocacy Campaign 14th June to 20th June 2021 Monday theme: It is possible to be part in COVID-19 and TB Prevention. Wear the mask. Tuesday theme:   Your community can be COVID-19 and TB-free. Wear the mask. Wednesday theme:  TB and COVID-19 must not win. Wear the mask, hand-washing and social -distancing. Thursday theme:  If you have TB, take anti-TB medication fully. Guard against COVID-19 too. Friday theme:  TB and COVID-19 Prevention are possible at community level. Saturday theme:  Take part in the anti-TB and anti- COVID-19 Campaigns. Sunday theme:   TB and COVID-19 must not win. Hand-washing, sanitizing, social distancing and the mask are important.

TB and COVID-19 Must Not Win!

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We are committed to ending HIV, TB,Malaria and COVID-19. We call upon everyone to join our effort.

AIDS 40 Years After!

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  Let Us Talk About AIDS     Alex Berg a freelance on-air host and journalist based in New York City, gives us a glimpse of what it means to know that HIV/AIDS has been devastating our lives for 40 years.     “Sawyer, now 67, recalled being told by a doctor, at just 32, to put his affairs in order.   “In addition to being elated that I have survived for 40 years with this illness, I also have a certain degree of survivor's guilt,” Sawyer, a founding member of AIDS activist group ACT UP New York, told NBC News. “Why me? Why did I deserve to survive when so many of my friends and a couple of my boyfriends died really horrible, ugly deaths at very young ages?”   For Eric Sawyer, the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report that described AIDS as a new disease brings up “a dichotomy of feelings.”   When Sawyer, who was living in New York, first began exhibiting symptoms of HIV in 1981, he said he was urged by his friend, the late  activist and