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There’s still time to support women and children affected by HIV!

 


Donate to Alive Medical Services by tomorrow, December 31, before 3:59 p.m. Uganda time (and 11:59 p.m. EST) to increase your impact for women and children affected by HIV.

To finish off 2017 in the most impactful way possible, Alive Medical Serves launched an end of year fundraising campaign at the end of November, Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children. Our online fundraising partner, GlobalGiving, has provided so many different opportunities for our supports’ donations to be amplified through the holiday season.*

We’re so close to reaching our goal – but we’re not there yet! We still need your help to support all the infants, children, youth, women, mothers, and grandmothers currently in our care.

Thank you so much for your support this holiday season. Our work would never be possible without your generosity and compassion!

* all donations made on our GlobalGiving project page are tax deductible for U.S. donors. And, U.K donors can claim Gift Aid when they donate in GBP!

 

Today’s the Day: #GivingTuesday!

Today’s the day: #GivingTuesday!

 

Starting at 8:01 a.m. Uganda time (and 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time) every donation you make toward Alive Medical Services will help us gain additional funding from Global Giving – and every recurring gift you make will be matched 100%!

Starting today, each donation we receive from partners like you will go toward our work with women and children, helping those disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic live healthy, dignified lives. With your support, we’ll reach sisters, mothers, wives, daughters, and friends, many of whom have nowhere else to turn.

Why Women and Children?

Across the country, the rate of HIV among Ugandan women is higher than the rate of HIV among Ugandan men. Young women and adolescent girls are particularly affected by the epidemic, often times due to gender-based violence, sexual coercion and a lack of sexual and reproductive health information.

To truly end the spread of HIV, we must reach those most vulnerable to it. By supporting women who have already contracted the virus, we can not only save their lives, but stop HIV from spreading to their children.

Your #GivingTuesday contributions will help AMS:

  • Help women plan for the future by providing safe, effective family planning methods for those who want to space or delay pregnancy
  • Ensure safe deliveries by providing pregnant women with antenatal care
  • Prevent mother-to-child-transmission of HIV by counselling pregnant mothers and helping them adhere to their medication
  • Track the health status of babies born to HIV positive mothers, and provide families with the support they need to ensure their infants’ well-being
  • Engage young people in a diverse array of youth-centered programming, including peer support groups, counselling, music therapy, and more
  • Provide a platform for adolescents to draw support from one another, boost their confidence, learn practical skills, and educate their peers on health-seeking behaviors
  • And more!

How do I donate?

Visit Alive Medical Services’ Global Giving page to make an impact today! Click here to donate.