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Healthlink

Who is Healthlink?

Healthlink Worldwide is the specialist health and development agency that empowers through communication. We work to improve the health and well being of disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

What makes us distinctive is our ethos to go far beyond vital health information provision to enable active participation in health development. We do this by mobilising innovative knowledge and communication processes. These empower people to voice their health needs and have those voices heard.

What have we done to help?

Annie Lennox

Nacwola Women's Project, Uganda

A consequence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is its toll on children, especially when parents or guardians fail to prepare and secure them for the future before they die. It is estimated that by 2010, 20 million children living in Africa will have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. This project aims to further develop The Memory Project, a programme which helps parents to support their children to survive parental loss with less trauma. Parents are supported through training to disclose their HIV status and ill health to their children, plan for the future by establishing child guardianship arrangements, and provide documentation of important family history and precious memories.

They also provide legal assistance for the preparation of a valid will and work with children to enhance their understanding and acceptance of AIDS in the family.