FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2009
What does Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo all have in common? They are the five countries to be visited by Healthy Black Communities, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer LaMont “Montee” Evans within the next two months to exchange information on what works around HIV/AIDS prevention education and testing.
“Black AIDS Project – Africa is a community mobilization effort designed to encourage Africans in various countries to get educated and get tested for HIV, as it continues to devastate the Continent,” says LaMont “Montee” Evans, of Healthy Black Communities, Inc. – an international organization based out of Atlanta, Georgia. “This trip will allow our organization to highlight the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in specific African countries and bring video and pictures back to the United States to mobilize resources to help turn the epidemic around in Africa.”
To date, HBC has been working in West Africa since 2004 (Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire) to mobilize villages and communities with the highest HIV incidence to get tested and provide HIV/AIDS 101. The focus of this five-country tour is to expand Black AIDS Project – USA’s components of mobilizing Black communities around education, testing, involvement and treatment. Due to limited country-by-country resources for treatment, HBC’s focus has been health education and disease prevention.
In order for this trip to be successful, HBC needs to raise $10,000 to purchase and transport medical supplies, clothes/shoes for youth and young adults; and purchase food for AIDS orphanages and poor villages in five countries.
Individuals are asked to log on to: www.hbc-inc.org/bap_africa.html to make their donation. For more information on Healthy Black Communities, Inc. or Black AIDS Project – USA/Africa, visit www.hbc-inc.org.
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