As the world emerges and learns from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to hear from SLF partners who have the experience and expertise in responding to HIV and AIDS. A recent report by UNAIDS calls for community-led responses to pandemics. When public health systems engage communities, disinformation is successfully countered, health services continue and the rights of the most affected populations are protected.
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Idah Mukuka Nambeya is an HIV and AIDS activist based in Zambia. As the Senior Advisor to the SLF’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Idah was invited to speak at the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2019, where she raised awareness about grandmothers who are claiming their human rights in sub-Saharan Africa.
Josephine Nabukenya is an HIV youth advocate and co-founder of MUJHU Young Generation Alive in Uganda. To raise awareness about the impact of youth leadership on HIV and AIDS community responses, Josephine travelled to Canada in 2018 and 2019. She spoke at engagements organized by the SLF about how young people supported by her organization grow up to become leaders in their communities.