World AIDS Day 2010

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2010.  In this audio episode, Kim Buttonow answers questions about progress made towards preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Programs Coordinator for Food for the Hungry.

Action steps mentioned on today’s show:

  1. Learn. Check out our global calendar for World AIDS Day events.
  2. Speak.
    • Urge your Senators and Representative to support the Global Fund
    • Share this episode on Facebook
  3. Give. Make a donation to commemorate World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is so much more than a time to dwell on what hasn’t been accomplished yet. It is a chance to look back and see how much has been achieved. In the last 5 years, in Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda and Haiti, Food for the Hungry has reached over 1.5 million youth and adults with messages of prevention and has provided care for over 5,000 orphans and vulnerable children. FH has started treatment centers where there had been little access. Through the efforts of governments, donors and other organizations like FH, treatment has increased nearly 6 times since 2004. Innovations that were once just a dream are nearing real-world usability, and strides are being made in vaccine development.

December 1 is a day to celebrate what God has done through us, with us, and around us. Let us rejoice in all that God has done! See how FH is celebrating World AIDS Day.

Also mentioned on today’s show: Request the free four-week Poverty Unlocked curriculum for churches and small groups.

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PU 014: HIV/AIDS in Africa

As World AIDS Day approaches, Kim Buttonow discusses HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The spread of the virus – and whom it affects – may surprise you.  Kim shares stories of tragedy and hope in Africa, including this quote from a volunteer in Kenya: “The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children – it is hope.”

Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Program Director at Food for the Hungry.

Learn more about Food for the Hungry’s work on HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children, it is hope.