Events and Updates
World AIDS Day Event
November 29, 2012
Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th Street NW
Washington DC, 20526
On November 29, 2012, the Peace Corps will commemorate World AIDS Day and the unique role the Peace Corps plays in initiating grassroots programs that reach global audiences. Guest speakers include RPCV Cameron Price (Swaziland, 2009-2012) and Dan Enger, international coordinator for Global Dialogues. Peace Corps is collaborating with Global Dialogues to kick off an international story-writing competition that starts on December 1, World AIDS Day, and ends April 1, 2013. The competition includes a rigorous jury and selection process; winning entries will be transformed into short films with a high impact on behavior change by accomplished cinematographers.
Peace Corps on blog.AIDS.gov
International AIDS Conference
July 22 – 27, 2012
The International AIDS Conference gathered together those working in the field of HIV, policy makers, persons living with HIV, and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. As a partner and implementer of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Peace Corps participated in the conference.
Peace Corps AIDS-Free Generation Photo Contest
Alicia Keys, co-founder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, selected the thought-provoking winning images. Winning photos were showcased at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. at the DC Convention Center from July 22 to 27, and the Carnegie Library from July 23-26, 9am-5pm.
Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership
Through this innovative partnership, the Peace Corps will place nurses, doctors and other health professionals overseas to help improve medical and nursing education and build capacity in the health care systems of developing countries. On July 21, as an Affiliated Independent Event of the Conference, physicians and nurses gathered at an invitation-only event at the Peace Corps, to assist in planning the contours of the partnership, which is scheduled to begin sending health care professionals abroad in 2013.
Peace Corps Activities and Resources
Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Global Summary
Community health has been a core focus for Peace Corps Volunteers since the agency's founding over 50 years ago. Volunteers were likely among the first Americans to witness the unfolding AIDS epidemic in remote African villages in the early 1980s. They responded with all that they had: compassion, energy, a drive to make a difference, and a commitment to transferring critical skills to their counterparts and communities.
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AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Capital
Peace Corps was proud to be one of more than 40 locations throughout D.C., including the National Mall (8th and 14th Streets) that displayed the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Capital. Peace Corps hosted panels of the Quilt at Peace Corps Headquarters, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526.
An End to the Global AIDS Epidemic:
How Past Progress Can Inspire Future Action
Keynote address by Buck Buckingham, Director Office of HIV/AIDS and Global Health, Peace Corps, at the RESULTS Educational Fund International Conference to End Poverty and AIDS, Arlington, VA, July 21.
Peace Corps AIDS Candlelight Memorial
The Peace Corps launched its HIV/AIDS Workplace Strategy on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011, to promote the health and well being of employees. On May 11, 2012, as part of that Strategy and in concert with other observances around the world, Peace Corps held its first agency-wide observance of the International AIDS Candelight Memorial. The observance included a display of sections of the AIDS Quilt commemorating Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have died of AIDS, and remarks by several speakers.
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