Olam marks World AIDS Day 2014 with support for 21 initiatives across ten countries
Olam is marking UN World AIDS Day 2014 with 21 initiatives in 10 African countries, expecting to reach in excess of 125,000 farmers, processing workers and community members.These initiatives will help catalyse our ongoing work with our partners to raise awareness and strive towards an AIDS-free generation, as we focus on maternal health and youth engagement. Since last year, we have added five more initiatives and two further countries as we continue to build on our commitments to fighting the disease.
The 1st December begins a week dedicated to raising awareness across all our target programmes, with additional initiatives continuing into the longer term. In Mozambique alone, a country where 1.5 million people are HIV positive or living with AIDS, Olam will be reaching out to 22,000 people on 1st December. With a broad African footprint and well-established networks in rural areas, we recognise that we have an opportunity and a responsibility to support the communities in which we operate. We are therefore fully committed to long-term education and training programmes for medical workers and communities as well as supporting prevention and treatment initiatives in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.