UNAIDS / COMMUNITY OUTREACH HIV PREVENTION

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On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS warns that the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years. UNAIDS

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STORY: UNAIDS / COMMUNITY OUTREACH HIV PREVENTION
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SOURCE: UNAIDS
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DATELINE: OCTOBER 2021, NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA / NOVEMBER 2021, DAKAR, SENEGAL

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OCTOBER 2021, NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA

1. Zoom in, Mauritania flag
2. Various shots, city views
3. Wide shot, woman walking with son in El Mina neighbourhood,
4. Wide shot, children playing in street
5. Various shots, large outdoor tent town square
6. Various shots, under tent, women talking to SOS Pairs-Educateurs (NGO) about HIV prevention
7. Close up, paper to get HIV rapid test
8. Med shot, peer educator talking with two women
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Mohammed Ali Bilal, Supervisor, SOS Pairs Educateurs:
“Today, I am supervising a community outreach testing event for people who live in el mina neighbourhood. That little house is like an office where we do testing and counselling.”
10. Med shot, Ali Bilal at community outreach event
11. SOUNDBITE (French) Mohammed Ali Bilal, Supervisor, SOS Pairs Educateurs:
“We do a lot of awareness before the HIV test and then after the person gets the results."
12. Wide shot, peer educator letting people in and out of makeshift office to get rapid HIV test
13. Med shot, two women sitting waiting to get HIV test to know their HIV status
14. Med shot, woman holding her finger out to get HIV rapid test conducted by a nurse
15. Close up, HIV test strip
16. Close up, rapid HIV test kits
17. Wide shot, women milling outside the HIV testing site
18. Wide shot, exterior shot drop-in centre for HIV prevention in front of the bus station
19. Close up, poster in French saying ‘Let’s speak honestly about HIV” in an office
20. SOUNDBITE (French) Mohammed Mouloid, Programme Coordinator, REMAP+:
“Before taking the medicine there are two other priorities, the patient has to eat first and find transportation to pick up the medicine. If both are not combined, then the third priority falls by the wayside and the patient will never take their treatment.”
21. Wide shot, exterior Essalama health centre, Teyarett area of Nouakchott
22. Wide shot, entrance to Es Salama health centre run by STOP SIDA (first NGO to
23. Wide shot, pharmacy room in health centre
24. Wide shot, woman with her child talking to a health practitioner
25. SOUNDBITE (French) Dr. Fatimetou Maham, Executive Director, NGO STOP SIDA:
“If a person living with HIV, either someone among the key populations or someone else comes to the essalama center, no one can say, I saw such and such a person enter and they live with HIV, one can think the person came for dermatology or an eye doctor or something else.”
26. Close up, HIV medicine being deposited on tray
27. SOUNDBITE (French) El Mustapha Attighie, UNAIDS Country Director, Mauritania:
“In Mauritania, the HIV epidemic is concentrated among certain groups.”
28. SOUNDBITE (French) El Mustapha Attighie, UNAIDS Country Director, Mauritania:
“Inequalities are the basis of a lot of woes notably in the fight against aids. If human rights are not respected, if there is stigma and discrimination and if people are left behind, all this increases the risks of HIV.”

NOVEMBER 2021, DAKAR, SENEGAL


29. Wide shot, exterior Hopital Fann entrance
30. Wide shot, varied outdoor booths with one proposing HIV testing
31. Med shot, man at booth wearing a t-shirt, ‘Let’s get your HIV test done’
32. Wide shot, people at market in Dakar city
33. Wide shot, people walking in market area
34. Wide shot, young men (no faces visible) chatting
35. Med shot, street shot, cars and people

STORYLINE:

On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS warns that the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years.

In a suburb of Nouakchott called El Mina, a tent has gone up for an evening of counselling and HIV testing. The non-governmental organization SOS Pairs Educateurs fields questions and people wanting to know their HIV status queue for a rapid test.

SOUNDBITE (French) Mohammed Ali Bilal, Supervisor, SOS Pairs Educateurs:
“Today, I am supervising a community outreach testing event for people who live in el mina neighbourhood. That little house is like an office where we do testing and counselling.”

SOUNDBITE (French) Mohammed Ali Bilal, Supervisor, SOS Pairs Educateurs:
“We do a lot of awareness before the HIV test and then after the person gets the results."

Poverty, hunger, and lack of education are commonplace in the neighbourhood, so community outreach fills a big gap.

SOUNDBITE (French) Mohammed Mouloid, Programme Coordinator, REMAP+:
“Before taking the medicine there are two other priorities, the patient has to eat first and find transportation to pick up the medicine. If both are not combined, then the third priority falls by the wayside and the patient will never take their treatment.”

The HIV epidemic in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is concentrated in cities and among vulnerable groups. The HIV prevalence rate among the general population hovers below 1 percent but is 4 percent among prisoners, 9 percent among sex workers and 23 percent for men who have sex with men.

Mauritania criminalizes sex work and same-sex relations, so people tend to hide.

SOUNDBITE (French) Dr. Fatimetou Maham, Executive Director, NGO STOP SIDA:
“If a person living with HIV, either someone among the key populations or someone else comes to the essalama center, no one can say, I saw such and such a person enter and they live with HIV, one can think the person came for dermatology or an eye doctor or something else.”

To reach out to key populations, SOS PE runs HIV prevention and testing activities and recently opened a drop-in centre in front of the bus station in the capital city. There are 9 such centres around town.
Despite progress in the region, Western and Central Africa represents 8 percent of the world population but is home to 12 percent of all people living with HIV globally and experiences 22 percent of all AIDS-related deaths in the world.

SOUNDBITE (French) El Mustapha Attighie, UNAIDS Country Director, Mauritania:
“In Mauritania, the HIV epidemic is concentrated among certain groups.”

SOUNDBITE (French) El Mustapha Attighie, UNAIDS Country Director, Mauritania:
“Inequalities are the basis of a lot of woes notably in the fight against aids. If human rights are not respected, if there is stigma and discrimination and if people are left behind, all this increases the risks of HIV.”

UNAIDS warns that if leaders fail to tackle inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years. Progress against the AIDS pandemic, which was already off track, is now under even greater strain as the COVID-19 crisis continues to rage, disrupting HIV prevention and treatment services, schooling, violence-prevention programmes and more.

The warning comes in a new report by UNAIDS entitled Unequal, unprepared, under threat: why bold action against inequalities is needed to end AIDS, stop COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics.
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