Educational workshop: River State, Nigeria
The ARISE™ team, led by Adetola will be going into communities in the rural parts of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria to conduct STD educational workshops alongside our partner, Doctors Without Borders (DWB). With a specific focus on the problem of stigmatization, the team will emphasize the need for community action and support, and also educate individuals that are not reached by our online work on the sexual epidemic. DWB will specifically cater to the needs of rape victims in the communities. We hope to eventually connect individuals to local clinics and organizations providing STD testing and treatment with strict enforcement and respect for patient confidentiality and care.
The goal of this campaign is to highlight the consequences of STD stigmatization on an individual and community level by engendering conversations about it. Ultimately, we hope that these conversations will help bring people to a mindset of empathy and understanding of the human impact of the STD epidemic.
Valentines's Day (Feb 14th, 2016)
STD testing: Men's Clinic, Lagos
"Cherish your health. If it's beyond what you can improve, COME TO US!" - Men's Clinic, Lagos
ARISE™ had a partnership with Men's Clinic to provide partial to fully funded STD consultation and testing services to a select number of individuals from 2015-2016. Click here to learn more and see how you can get tested.
From L-R: With the Director, Mr Akinola Oteniya and Dr Alalade of Men's clinic