Over two-thirds of the global population living with HIV/AIDS resides in Southern Africa. NDI has been working throughout the region to strengthen parliamentary leadership and outreach on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care.
NDI projects have helped to bridge the knowledge gap between members of parliament and public health experts, strengthen relationships between elected representatives and civic groups, promote dialogue and information sharing with the private sector and enable legislators to carry out their oversight function on HIV/AIDS policy issues.
One unique story is that of Honorable Isau Meneses, a visually-impaired parliamentarian from Mozambique with whom NDI has partnered. His lack of vision has not hindered his awareness of the huge challenge that his country and others in Southern Africa face as they seek to address the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Meneses tells his story in this narrated slideshow that depicts NDI’s HIV/AIDS programming throughout the region.
Published on September 28, 2009