AIDS Education through Imams: a spiritually motivated community effort in Uganda

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30 p., illus.
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Education SIDA grâce aux Imams : l'initiative d'une communauté spirituellement motivée, en Ouganda

Focused on the country's Muslim community, IMAU has integrated Islamic religious values with medical information on HIV/AIDS by mobilizing Muslim leaders such as Imams. These community members make home visits to families across Uganda, offering accurate information on HIV/AIDS. This case study was produced for those interested in learning more about IMAU's community-based health efforts. It originated out of the need to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, offer accurate information on HIV/AIDS and motivate behavioural change. (Some traditional Muslim practices increase the risk of exposure to HIV/AIDS, male circumcision, ablution of the dead and polygamy). This report also documents the mobilization of the Muslim communities, the hurdles IMAU has faced, and their recommendations for future action.

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