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Friday, January 8, 2010

NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BOEING TO BRING CARE TO HIV-AFFECTED FAMILIES IN THREE COUNTRIES

Stigma against people living with HIV remains
a persistent problem in Viet Nam. A mother
and child in Hanoi have been given access to
comprehensive health care through the MAMA+
project and the efforts of HealthRight and
its local partners.

A generous new grant from Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship program will allow HealthRight International to expand its MAMA+ Project in three countries in 2010.  This exciting partnership with Boeing will strengthen HealthRight and its local partners’ efforts to build access to essential health care for HIV-positive women and their families in Russia, Ukraine and Viet Nam

The MAMA+ Project is a comprehensive model to address the underlying practices and policies that deny access to quality, life-saving for women, children and families living with and affected by HIV.  Since its launch in Russia in 2005, MAMA+ has since been adapted to serve communities in three countries, and facing a variety of challenges, including stigma and discrimination, substance abuse, and lack of adequate support for dealing with HIV-infection.  As in all of HealthRight’s projects, MAMA+ works through local partnerships, capacity building and advocacy to ensure that results are locally-owned and long-lasting.

The new partnership with Boeing will ensure that even more women and families receive the quality, rights-based health care to save their lives, and help them build a healthy, happy future.

To learn more, please visit:

MAMA+ Russia

MAMA+ Ukraine

MAMA+ Viet Nam

Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship