The National Network of People Living with HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) and the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) marked 2015 World AIDS Day with a cultural Night of Tributes. Development Partners, Government Agencies, People Living with HIV-AIDS and other relevant agencies representing various groups attended the event.
Organizations and individuals were recognized based on their contributions to the national response to HIV prevention, treatment and care.
Gede Foundation ART treatment to people living with HIV-AIDS and care for children orphaned by AIDS stretches back to 2003 with thousands of beneficiaries reached through several projects.Gede’s current prevalence study on depression, alcohol abuse and suicidality among people living with HIV-AIDS is a pointer to the Foundation’s wider consideration and advocacy for the integration of mental health into ART services in order to enhance treatment outcomes to those currently on treatment. It is the work being undertaken with partners, IHVN.
The Foundation is using this opportunity to express its gratitude to the Award Committee for considering the nominations and thereafter, awarding Gede with “A SPECIAL RECOGNITION’. With this, Gede is hereby encouraged to do more as the Foundation pledges more commitment to its work in improving the mental health of those living with stigmatized and underserved health burdens.