South Africa: Sub-Saharan African HIV advocates meet government to strengthen HIV response for MSM

The MSMGF co-hosted a workshop of advocates, government officials, healthcare providers and public health practitioners from twelve African countries. Regional advocates discussed the HIV needs of men who have sex with men with their government officials, armed with guidelines by the WHO. In some instances, this is the first time advocates sat across the table with government officials in their respective countries.

“We have a groundbreaking opportunity to scale-up high quality sexual health services for MSM in Africa”, said Dr. George Ayala, executive director of the MSMGF, “We have sound technical guidance from the WHO, as well as a wealth of program experience from community-led organizations around the world. These have been used in developing a practical guidance for implementing WHO recommended interventions, which we discussed at the meeting.”  Read More