A diverse audience of human rights activists, artists, NGO workers and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health joined AGHCA staff at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe to attend Umunthu Connect.
'My name is Paul Mphukele and I am HIV positive. My wife and I have 4 children; 3 are HIV negative and the 4th is a month old and is receiving medication before we arrange to get him tested. I am happy to tell my story because the MASA film saved my life.'
In 2016, the Umunthu Higher Education Project, in its quest to create a tolerant and accommodating society for marginalised and stigmatised communities, conducted 15 Umunthu workshops reaching over 400 people at 6 Universities in Malawi.
This December, working in partnership with Dignitas International, the AGHCA completed the final phase of screenings in 13 communities in Zomba district for the MASA Film Project. Each screening was accompanied by moonlight HIV testing and counselling, provide a discrete way for members of rural communities to learn their status.
In July 2016, the Art and Global Health Center, together with our partner Dignitas International, proudly screened a short documentary about the Make Art/Stop AIDS (MASA) Project at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.