Acting together ... Together we can
The HIV/AIDS situation in Egypt is no different from that in other developing countries with regards the accuracy of data concerning the exact number of PLHIV as regard to Ministry of Health and population By December 2005, according to the MOHP, 2330 cases have been detected; of these 1680 were Egyptians and 650 were foreigners. However international organizations and estimating larger number may exceed 50.000 persons.
So we feel responsibility towards this critical situation at our country especially when we knew that the highest rates of new cases had been recorded at MENA region with percentage of 300%. (World Health Statistics, 2007).
And to focus more , we will not target the wide circle this time neither the vulnerable groups but this time we will target people living with HIV.
We know that PLHIV in Egypt, require basic, specific information about support, treatment, care, nutrition and positive living in a simple and effective Arabic words stating basic facts. Further, advocacy skills are needed to address issues related to treatment, human rights, stigma and discrimination, and gender.
It will be through two workshop plus a booklet for people living with HIV to have a far-reaching communication, information and support PLHIV network in Egypt including urban but also hard to reach rural areas where there is less information, education and communication about HIV.
we as GYCA team at Egypt think deeper to interact with PLHIV themselves not just talking about them so we will do this project during the coming 4 months we now at the preparation stage and soon we will start.
May be if we get through to the people we could save even if only one life, it would be a major breakthrough for us.