The project will develop a network of stakeholders working specifically on HIV-related issues to reduce the high incidence and impact of AIDS on farm workers, their families and their communities. Partnerships are encouraged among local, provincial, and national government agencies, as well as between public/private entities.
Julia Hill-Mlati, IOM regional project manager, reports, “HIV prevention efforts often focus purely on medical issues and fail to consider interrelated factors that affect people’s vulnerability to the AIDS virus. This reason prompts our USAID Ripfumelo project to address the contextual issues such as workplace policies, improving life skills, financial literacy and promoting healthy recreational activities.”
Ripfumelo intervention activities include:
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SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development