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