Sierra Leone’s legal fraternity gathered today for a two-day meeting on HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, and Social Justice, with U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone David Hunt delivering a powerful message of solidarity and emphasizing the importance of treating all people with dignity and respect. The gathering highlights the ongoing efforts to combat HIV/AIDS and promote social justice in the country.
Ambassador Hunt’s message resonated with the justices and magistrates, who have prioritized participating in this crucial dialogue. Their presence underscores the judiciary’s commitment to fostering a society that embraces human rights and challenges the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
The United States Government, through The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), continues to play a pivotal role in supporting HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in Sierra Leone. PEPFAR’s initiatives have made significant strides in reducing HIV transmission and improving the lives of those affected by the virus.
In a related development, the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) Sierra Leone has announced a funding opportunity for qualified partners to support HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in the country. DHAPP is part of the U.S. Government’s global initiative to combat HIV/AIDS and has a proven track record of success in implementing effective programs in over 50 countries worldwide.
The call for proposals seeks organizations with expertise in HIV prevention, care, and treatment to collaborate with DHAPP Sierra Leone in addressing the country’s specific needs. Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals by January 12, 2024, to be considered for funding.