BURKINA FASO: 16 YEARS FIGHTING HIV WITH REVS+
November 22nd, 2013
Burkina Faso scores very low in terms of human and economic development; in 2012 it ranked 183rd out of 187 countries worldwide. HIV/AIDS is a serious public health concern. In fact, UNAIDS has declared a generalized epidemic with an estimated 110,000 people infected, or 1.2% of the population, including 56,000 women and 17,000 children under age 15.
How can this epidemic be stopped, when there are insufficient resources to make widespread testing available throughout the country? How can we guarantee quality of care to the hundreds of thousands of HIV?positive people in need of proper treatment?
The solution starts with the community. REVS+ has dedicated every day to this mission for 16 years. A partner of Coalition PLUS since 2010, this NGO has benefited from technical support for the past three years to strengthen its management capacity and action plans. Today, the organization meets all the criteria required to join our organization. As of last October, it is now a full-fledged member.
Your support of Coalition PLUS, through Fqsida, helps to improve the efficiency of its African member organizations in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mali, Morocco and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thank you!
See the 2012 Coalition PLUS Report on Activities at coalitionplus.org