with SLNI’s mission of strengthening the capacity of rural communities through
education and sensitization, the health outreach conducted in commemoration of
World AIDS Day at Gbagalape Community exemplifies our commitment to holistic
development. In our pursuit of improving livelihoods, the outreach program
underscores SLNI’s commitment to creating a healthier and more empowered
community through inclusive initiatives.
Silver Lining for the Needy
Initiative (SLNI) conducted a health outreach program in commemoration of World
AIDS Day on the 1st of December 2023. The event took place at the Gbagalape
Community Primary Healthcare Center, where SLNI provided free HIV and malaria
testing, distributed condoms and clothing, and conducted informative sessions
on gender-based violence and climate change.
Free HIV and Malaria Testing:
commenced at 9:30 am and was conducted for all participants.
23 participants tested negative for HIV, bringing relief to the community
· However, 13 participants tested positive for malaria, highlighting the importance of continued efforts in addressing prevalent health issues
Distribution of Condoms and Clothing:
addition to the testing services, SLNI distributed free condoms and clothing to
all participants, promoting both health and well-being.
This is aimed at promoting safe practices and providing necessities to those in
were engaged in interviews on gender-based violence, raising awareness and
providing information on prevention and support.
on climate change were also conducted, emphasizing its impact on health and
outreach was met with enthusiasm and gratitude from all participants.
initiative was well-received, and the community expressed appreciation for
the comprehensive health services and education provided.
The health outreach program was a
resounding success, leaving all 23 participants grateful to SLNI for the
initiative. The negative HIV results provided reassurance to the community,
while the identification of malaria cases underscored the importance of
continued health interventions.
The distribution of condoms and
clothing contributed to promoting health and well-being in the community,
addressing immediate needs, and fostering a sense of care and support.
The educational interviews on
gender-based violence and climate change aimed at creating awareness and
empowering community members with knowledge on these crucial topics.
Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative’s health outreach program for World AIDS Day at Gbagalape Community Primary Healthcare Center was a resounding success. The absence of positive HIV cases among the tested individuals and the impactful educational sessions on gender-based violence and climate change contributed to the overall success of the event. SLNI remains committed to making a positive impact on communities and looks forward to future outreach initiatives.