What can you do this World AIDS Day?

We can help eradicate HIV and AIDS in our lifetime. Through WUSC and the Uniterra program, there are many ways you can raise awareness about World AIDS Day (December 1st) and make an impact on campus and in your community.

Get the wheels in motion and support Bike for AIDS in Malawi! Bike for AIDS raises funds that allow our partners to purchase bicycles and bicycle-ambulances locally and distribute them to health care workers who treat patients with HIV and AIDS in the rural parts of Malawi. $200 buys a bicycle; $500 buys a bicycle ambulance. Find out more information about the campaign, or donate.

What WUSC Local Committees are doing across Canada

WUSC Saint John Local Committee’s Bike for AIDS Bike-o-thon http://www.aidssaintjohn.com/bike-4-aids-bike-a-thon-world-aids-day-december-1st/

Mount Allison Local Committee are posting red bikes and raising awareness on their campus walls https://www.facebook.com/pages/WUSC-Mount-Allison/176157349120352

Trent University Local Committee (Ontario) are spreading baked goods love and fundraising for Bike for AIDS https://www.facebook.com/pages/WUSC-Mount-Allison/176157349120352#!/wusc.trent?fref=ts

International Local Committees in Burkina Faso are raising awareness about HIV and AIDS and collecting blood for the local blood banks on three campuses (pictures to come)

 

Did you volunteer overseas with the Uniterra program?

  • Ask your new friends, colleagues, and acquaintances if they knew you volunteered overseas to support an HIV and AIDS organization
  • Think about someone you knew during your placement who inspired you with their contributions to fighting HIV and AIDS and share their story.
  • Offer to give a short talk at your workplace, to your community group, religious group, social justice groups or other. Uniterra can provide materials and financial support for your events, just contact us or send a completed Request for Support form, available online.

About World AIDS Day

Since the first World AIDS Day on December 1st 1988, there have been many achievements made in the field of HIV and AIDS, but much work still needs to be done. There are approximately 33.4 million people living with HIV with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 67 per cent of HIV infections worldwide, according to the UNAIDS 2009 AIDS epidemic update. AIDS is also the number one cause of death throughout the region.

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