UNIVERSITIES HIV/AIDS STRATEGY
(UHAS) PROJECT THEME: “GETTING TO
ZERO” INTERNATIONAL YOUTH
COUNCIL MOUAU PROJECT-2 PROJECT
OVERVIEW
The project This project is based on the need to
bring together youths from around
the country more especially the
universities, to raise awareness about
HIV/AIDS and demonstrate
international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. It is also an opportunity
for public and private partners to
spread awareness about the status of
the pandemic and encourage
progress in HIV/AIDS prevention,
treatment and care in the universities around the world.
At international youth council MOUAU
chapter we understand that young
people play major roles in all effort
towards the achievement of the MDGs
six (6) and the project “GETTING TO ZERO”: zero new HIV infections, zero
stigmatization and discrimination, zero
AIDS related deaths. We are
vigorously
pursuing this agenda with the resolve
that Nigerian youths should be at the forefront of these initiatives.
OBJECTIVES. ·
The overall objective is
to build a
global forum and platform on which
all young people in colleges and
universities can develop a unified voice and take collective action
towards the reduction of HIV/AIDS
and other related diseases.
· Prevent new HIV infections
· Increase access to care and
optimize health outcomes. · Reduce HIV related health
disparities.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ·
Create a university wide
campaign to increase public
awareness and prevention of HIV/
AIDS. · Increase prevention efforts
among youths. · Routinize , increase
and improve
testing.
· Increase harm reduction,
increase and improve testing. · Increase harm reduction and
treatment adherence education ·
Expand services to at risk
populations
· Provide culturally and
linguistically appropriate services in rural areas and universities.
· Increase the number of HIV care
providers and HIV/AIDS education
and training. THE INTERNATIONAL
YOUTH
COUNCIL AT A GLANCE.
In 2007, the international youth council (IYC) was
founded at the 4th annual youth
assembly at the United
Nations. The IYC is a civil society
organization dedicated in giving the
young people across the world both collective voice and mechanism to
support a global sustainable
development.
Principle activities of the IYC are
founded upon and driven by the
following principles: · Young people are the primary
stake holders and as such must be
active agents in the decision making
and implementation process of
sustainable development.
· Young people are not only leaders of tomorrow they are the
leaders of today. · Young people are
the catalyst of
fundamental and trans-formative
changes across the world.
· Young people are capable and inspirational leaders who may require
support and resources to develop and
implement a social mission.
PROGRAMME BRIEF DETAILS The
program will be flagged off with a
university wide campaign rally, involving the general public, for HIV/AIDS sensitization and awareness
creation.
The lecture will be held in Michael
Okpara University of agriculture,
Umudike. The lecture will be held in English language. Scheduled to
commence on 1st December 2012,
with Michael Okpara university of
Agriculture, Umudike, hosting the first
phase of the project.
The lecture will highlight
“THE HISTORY OF HIV/AIDS”.
“HIV SYMPTOMS AND MODES OF
TRANSMISSION”
“HIV PREVENTION TECHNIQUES AND
TREATMENT”.
“HIV/AIDS AND YOUTHS”.
PROPOSED PARTNER
ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS.
Ministry for health
National Orientation Agency
MDGs State Office
USAID
UNAID
WHO
Youth leaders
NGOs and the Media

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