Maputo HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2019 Event


By: Khelvon Leonel Jose De Araujo, CISPOC CRS, Maputo, Mozambique

Health fair participants from the community enjoying the activities, May 2019
Health fair participants from the community enjoying the activities, May 2019

On May 18th, we celebrated HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, and our site, Centro de Investigação e Treino em Saúde da Polana Caniço (CISPOC), organized a health fair. This event took place in a peripheral neighborhood in Maputo Province and disseminated education information and encouraged good health practices in the community. We promoted our research site CISPOC to the communities in that region of the Maputo province. During this event, lectures on HIV Vaccine research and HIV testing took place. CISPOC and invited stakeholders also performed aerobic exercises, blood glucose tests, blood pressure measurements, body mass index, breast cancer tests, and blood donations. Award-winning games and quizzes were held where participants were asked to answer questions about HIV vaccine research topics. Information leaflets, t-shirts, and other gifts branded with HIV vaccine research were distributed.


Gymnastic instructor (Invited stakeholder from the Pedagogic University), May 2019
Gymnastic instructor (Invited stakeholder from the Pedagogic University), May 2019

Joana Macucule (CAB Member) (left, middle), along with community members attending the health fair enjoying the activities, May 2019
Joana Macucule (CAB Member) (left, middle), along with community members attending the health fair enjoying the activities, May 2019
Joana Macucule (CAB Member) (left, middle), along with community members attending the health fair enjoying the activities, May 2019
Joana Macucule (CAB Member) (left, middle), along with community members attending the health fair enjoying the activities, May 2019
Blood Bank of Maputo City Staff (left seated, and standing); a community member donating blood (right, seated), May 2019
Blood Bank of Maputo City Staff (left seated, and standing); a community member donating blood (right, seated), May 2019
Salomão Bila (CAB Member) enjoying the health fair activities, May 2019
Salomão Bila (CAB Member) enjoying the health fair activities, May 2019

Joaquim Macuacua (CISPOC Interviewer) (right, standing); Odete Bule (CISPOC Clinical Coordinator) (right, seated); a local reporter from a national broadcast television (left, standing); a community participant getting a blood pressure test (left, seated), May 2019
Joaquim Macuacua (CISPOC Interviewer) (right, standing); Odete Bule (CISPOC Clinical Coordinator) (right, seated); a local reporter from a national broadcast television (left, standing); a community participant getting a blood pressure test (left, seated), May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khelvon Leonel Jose De Araujo is a Community Educator with the CISPOC CRS in Maputo, Mozambique.