Youths Distribute ARVs During Lockdown to Curb Human Immunodeficiency

Volunteers around Kampala help people living with HIV – who often seek medical care far from their homes due to stigma - get their medications during COVID-19 lockdowns. The volunteers mainly use bicycles to deliver the medications and are assisted in reaching people in need by the patients’ doctors as well as community leaders, like members of parliament, who use social media platforms to advertise the services. A single volunteer, like Opio Kenneth, can deliver medications to five to ten clients a day. Another initiative, with several volunteers, has reached over 4,000 clients since 2020.

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