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  Ambassador Mark Dybul, PEPFAR Coordinator, is photographed with a child during a site visit to Reach-Out Mbuya Kinawataka Clinic on June 4, 2008.  This site visit coincided with the 2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting. Photo by Arne Clausen.

2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting

The 2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting took place in Kampala, Uganda from June 3-7, 2008, drawing more than 1,700 HIV/AIDS implementers from Uganda and throughout the world.

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  The PEPFAR-supported John Muafangejo HIV/AIDS Mural Painting Project was conducted in Windhoek, Namibia from August 20-25, 2007. The mural was painted at Dawid Bezuidenhout High School in Khomasdahl, a suburb of Windhoek.  Photo by Namibia PEPFAR team

World AIDS Day - December 1, 2007

This photo gallery features HIV/AIDS-related artwork from Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Uganda as well as domestic and international PEPFAR World AIDS Day activities.

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  Drummer performing at HIV Counseling and Testing Week launch in Balaka, Malawi

Malawi Ministry of Health Holds Second Annual HIV Counseling and Testing Week

The nation-wide HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) week was held July 16-21, 2007. Approximately 1,367 HTC sites offered services during the awareness week. A majority of the testing sites were mobile, providing a way to reach people in rural areas. Reaching rural populations -- historically a very difficult population to reach -- was critical to the success of the HTC week.

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  Hanna is a counselor at the Vaalhoek Health Post a few kilometers from the Bokspits Clinic where she was born 33 years ago.

Botswana Rolls Out Treatment in Remote Areas

In remote places like Bokspits, Botswana, a growing number of people are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) thanks to support from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEPFAR). The Kgalahadi District in Botswana was one of the first to roll out treatment to several rural clinics, enabling patients to receive medications where they live instead of traveling long distances.

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  U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul meets with a 14-year-old member of N'Zrama, an association of orphans and vulnerable children and youth in Bouake, during a two-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire. They are accompanied by Ivorian National HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program Director Dr. Virginie Traore, left, and PEPFAR Country Coordinator Jyoti Schlesinger.

Ambassador Dybul visits Côte d'Ivoire (July 2007)

On Monday, July 16, 2007, Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, arrived in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire to consult with top Ivorian government officials and to visit PEPFAR-supported HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care projects.

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  The Unique Sisters, a popular Tanzanian hip hop group, deliver messages about HIV prevention through their songs.  They were one of 16 local groups to perform during the concert.

Hip Hop Artists Sing Out Against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

The Hip Hop Artists Against AIDS Initiative kicked off July 11 and 12, 2007 with a two day concert in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania featuring American hip-hop group, Native Deen. The free, two-day event also included educational sessions between performances including questions and answer sessions, quiz competitions, and other forms of information sharing. Local artists AY, Fid-q, Joe Makini, Mh Temba, Unique Sisters, K-Lin, Banana Zorro, Nako 2 Nako, and Jumanne IDD also performed.

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  This photo gallery features images from the 2007 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting, held in Kigali, Rwanda from June 16-19, 2007. Rwanda President, Paul Kagame, delivered remarks during the opening session of the meeting.

2007 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting

This photo gallery features images from the 2007 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting, held in Kigali, Rwanda from June 16-19, 2007.

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  U.S. Ambassador Carmen Martinez and First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa are pictured with students from the Chawama Basic School where the HIV/AIDS prevention campaign, “Real Man, Real Woman,” was launched. Photo by Zambia In-Country Team

"Real Man, Real Woman" HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign

The First Lady of Zambia, Maureen Mwanawasa, and U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Carmen Martinez, launched the “Real Man, Real Woman” HIV/AIDS prevention campaign in Lusaka, Zambia on May 11, 2007. During the launch at Chawama Basic School, the First Lady and Ambassador Martinez called on Zambian youth to resist pressures to engage in sexual coercion and encouraged parents to talk about the topic with their children.

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  Zebras player Khumo 'Shoes' Motlhabane shakes hands with Pandamatenga locals before speaking to the crowd. The campaign encourages HIV testing for men and young people, two groups who are traditionally underrepresented at voluntary testing sites and government clinics.

Zebras 4 Life, Test 4 Life Campaign Update

On April 18-19, 2007, two players from the Zebras national football (soccer) team visited the villages of Pandamatenga and Kachikau in northern Botswana in conjunction with the Zebras 4 Life, Test 4 Life HIV testing campaign. So far, the campaign has visited more than 30 villages and tested close to 1,700 people.

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  Minister of Health (Prof.) Sheila Tlou greets U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Philip Drouin, and members of BOMWA outside of the Maharaja Conference Centre in Gaborone before the seminar.

International Women's Day and World TB Day Seminar

BOTUSA communications staff and the U.S. Embassy teamed up with the Botswana Women Media Association to commemorate two important days in March: International Women's Day (March 8) and World TB Day (March 24). The event was a one-day seminar (March 27, 2007) on gender and tuberculosis which targeted women working as home based care officers, family welfare educators, counselors and media practitioners.

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  Zebras Players wearing the Zebras 4 Life 'awareness wristbands' which will be given to anyone who tests for HIV during the campaign.

Zebras 4 Life, Test 4 Life Campaign Launch

On January 22, 2007, Katherine Canavan, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, announced the launch of a new HIV testing campaign called Zebras 4 Life, Test 4 Life.

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  On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006, Eric M. Bost, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, traveled to Diepsloot in Guateng Province in South Africa to see a PlayPump in action. The innovative PlayPump water system is powered by children's play. It consists of a merry-go-round attached to a water pump and provides a sustainable and child-friendly water delivery system. Complementing the PlayPump installations are positive living messages featuring the image of Kami, the HIV-positive Muppet from Takalani Sesame.

World AIDS Day - December 1, 2006

This photo diary features images from World AIDS Day 2006.

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  Ambassador Dybul interacts with children at St. Bridget's Preschool in Tonota, Botswana. St Bridget's provides children with physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual development through the creation of an enabling environment.

Ambassador Dybul visits Botswana and Zambia (October 2006)

This photo diary features images from Ambassador Mark Dybul's October 2006 visit to Botswana and Zambia.

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