Handicap International Launches Program in Rwanda to Address HIV/AIDS Among Blind People
May 19, 2008
Efforts to address HIV/AIDS in Rwanda have not included blind people, Jacques Sindayigaya, Handicap International's coordinator of a new program to address the virus in the population, said Monday during a workshop in Rwanda's capital of Kigali, the New Times/AllAfrica.com reports.
Donatilla Kanimba, executive secretary of the Rwandan Union of the Blind, said the program will help blind people understand HIV/AIDS, adding that health workers sometimes "have misconceptions about the blind" and "isolate [blind people] when it comes to health issues" (Mutesi, New Times/AllAfrica.com, 5/15).
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