Tanzania Church Calls for Legislation Against HIV Stigma

Head of the Anglican Church, Bishop Valentino Mokiwa, has urged the government to enact laws to protect HIV/AIDS patients from stigmatization, which UNAIDS has identified as a major obstacle to tackling the disease.

  • Tanzania:  Call for Legislation Against HIV Stigma

    Tanzania Daily News, 22 November 2012

    FIRST Vice-Chairman of the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT), Dr Bishop Valentino Mokiwa, has called for legislation against stigma for people living with HIV/AIDS. read more »

A HIV positive boy who has had to drop out of school due to excessive bullying on account of his status.

  • Africa:  UNAids - Stigma Remains a Concern

    Health-e, 21 November 2012

    The world is making significant progress in coming to grips with the HIV epidemic, however in many countries stigma and lack of human rights remain. read more »

  • Africa:  Ending Stigma Key to 'Getting to Zero'

    Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative, 13 November 2012

    From 2011 to 2015, the global community will celebrate 1 December, World AIDS Day, under the theme "Getting to Zero," echoing the UNAIDS vision of achieving "Zero new HIV ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Youths Advocate Patriotism, Natural Resources Protection

    Tanzania Daily News, 16 November 2012

    THE Tanzania Youth Alliance (Tayoa) has urged youths in the country to exercise patriotism in order to protect natural resources for future generations. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Call to Fight HIV/Aids Stigma

    Tanzania Daily News, 13 July 2012

    CONCERTED efforts are needed to fight stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS, it has been said. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Govt Attacks Schools Over Tagging Sick Children

    Tanzania Daily News, 20 April 2012

    THE government has described as inhuman, the practice by some schools in Kibaha District to tag sick children, including those living with HIV/AIDS. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Tanzania Must End HIV 'Red Ribbon' Stigma in Schools (press release)

    Amnesty International, 16 March 2012

    The reported decision by several Tanzanian schools to force HIV-positive pupils to wear red ribbons to class has prompted Amnesty International to caution against stigmatization of ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Proposal to Label HIV/AIDS Students Rejected

    Tanzania Daily News, 5 March 2012

    HIV/AIDS stakeholders in Kibaha District, Coast Region have rejected an arrangement set by some schools to label with a red mark on the uniforms of HIV/AIDS positive students. read more »