Slum Doctor Programme


HIV/AIDS Education
March 10, 2009, 4:10 pm
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Global HIV/AIDS: Local Communities Addressing World Concerns
COST: $12 A.L.L. members, $17 non-members
LOCATION: St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy.(click for map)
One session: Wednesday, March 11
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Registration: You can pay at the door

This two-hour course will give a brief overview of the AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 70% of all people infected with HIV live. We will move beyond the mind-numbing statistics and personalize the impact this disease is having on already fragile civil societies, using a “notes from the field” format with video, slides and lively conversation. With so many problems facing our more interconnected global society, this course will ask the question, “How can communities across the United States respond?” Do small and generous acts really matter?

Tim and Maurice

Tim Costello is the founder and director of the Slum Doctor Programme, a grassroots nonprofit organization in Bellingham, that was organized in 2000 to address the impact of AIDS in Africa. Slum Doctor Programme provides hope, medicine, food and education to people living with AIDS, and orphans at five project sites in Kenya and Uganda. Tim is the director of the Center for Service Learning at Western Washington University. He has received recognition for his commitment to the local and global communities, including the 2007 Whatcom County Human Rights Award.

We hope to see you there!
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