February 7, 2012. New York, NY.
AID for AIDS International & the Latino Commission on AIDS announced today in New York City their agreement to establish a groundbreaking partnership. Both organizations will work together to develop a joint effort to complement their strengths, as well as continue cultivating their long history of addressing the impact of HIV and AIDS in the Hispanic communities in the United States & Territories as well as throughout Latin-America and the Caribbean.
Guillermo Chacón, President of The Latino Commission on AIDS, stated: “Our joint commitment to build this strategic partnership will be guided by the following visionary principles: creativity, innovation, energy, and leadership from both organizations, focusing on five key areas: Organizational Development, Treatment Education, HIV Prevention/Education, Capacity Building Services, Community Mobilization and Social Marketing.”
“The strategic partnership under this PUENTE SALUDABLE/HEALTHY BRIDGE initiative will develop joint efforts throughout the continent in response to the impact of the Pan-American HIV/AIDS epidemic” stated Jesus Aguais, Executive Director of AID for AIDS, International.
This partnership will be a positive and shining example of the power of active collaboration and cooperation to deliver unique services to the ever-changing needs of our communities throughout the United States & territories, Latin-American and Caribbean countries.
AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA) in developing countries and for immigrants in the U.S. We work to empower PLWHAs, their caregivers and the community at large by providing access to medications, health education, prevention strategies and advocacy, and by promoting leadership and capacity building for individuals and organizations. Founded in 1996, AFAI has sent over $80 million in medication through our Recycling Program, thus saving thousands of lives in the developing countries. We also offer a wide range of services addressing HIV preventive education, social and health advocacy, the needs of Latin American children with HIV and those of Spanish-speaking immigrants with HIV who are living in New York.
For more information visit: http://www.aidforaids.org
The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to addressing the health challenges and fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino/Hispanic communities. The Commission is the leading national Latino AIDS organization coordinating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and other prevention, research, capacity building and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. For more information visit: www.latinoaids.org or www.nlaad.org.
UNIDOS PODEMOS / UNITED WE CAN