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Africa's Children-Africa's Future, ac-af, -building futures and giving hope to AIDS/HIV children

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Dr Susan Jewell

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Join Host Dr Jewell with the Founders, Gita Jaffe and William Booth, from the non-profit organization Africa’s Children-Africa’s Future (AC-AF)when they will talk and discuss about their passion and dedication to working within African communities to help build a better, sustainable future for the children most affected by and vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. They believe that effective support for these children will reverse the destructive health, economic, social and cultural impacts of HIV and AIDS. Gita is executive director of AC-AF, an organization she founded in 2004. Her dedication to international development work began in 1995. Originally, Gita specialized in refugee issues, working predominantly in Africa, which is one of her greatest passions. In addition to her work with AC-AF, Gita is completing a PhD in comparative development studies. William currently, holds an appointment as Clinical Instructor in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care at the University of British Columbia's College of Health Disciplines. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of AIDS Vancouver, as well as an instructor of HIV/AIDS with the United Nations Development Programme Virtual Development Academy. William was the Deputy Director of the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service. He also worked with several international organizations, including Care International and Habitat for Humanity, and drafted a regional strategy for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in collaboration with UN country offices in eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. AC-AF offers multi-faceted programming to develop sustainable localized solutions for children and their families and communities. Read more about AC-AF’s unique solutions at www.ac-af.com On a local level, AC-AF maintains an active and on-going involvement with Canadian youth to promote understanding and awareness of the AIDS epidemic at home and abroad. Please help in making a world of difference. Visit: www.ac-af.com

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