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17 Seamons Road,
Altrincham,Greater Manchester
WA14 4ND

0161 941 1435

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Act4Africa is a health and education charity aiming to improve health, well being, gender equality and economic independence for women in Africa's poorest communities

Why we do what we do

  • Every 3 minutes someone in Africa is diagnosed with HIV.
  • £1,000,000 an hour is spent by the World Health Organisation on treating HIV/AIDS and its complications.
  • Gender violence is linked to HIV transmission through rape and reduces the ability of women and vulnerable men to discuss sex with their partners.
  • Unequal right to property means that women may be forced out of their homes when widowed or diagnosed with HIV. This increases their vulnerability to illness and the need to undertake sex work.
  • Unequal access to treatment means that fewer women than men are treated for HIV illnesses, directly increasing the impact of the epidemic on women.
  • Unequal access to appropriate prevention information for women increases their vulnerability to HIV.
  • The burden of caring for the sick falls predominantly on women compounding their domestic responsibilities and reinforcing stereotypes about gender roles.
  • Adolescent girls, in particular, experience poverty through gender relations that leave them powerless and vulnerable. This forces them into lives of low-paid work, early marriage, HIV infection, unwanted pregnancy and sexual and domestic violence.

    Our Impact

    • Over 1.4 million people have received HIV/AIDS and sexual health awareness training since we began in 2000.

    • Over 73k people have been tested for HIV and sexually transmitted infections to date.

    • Over 500 business enterprises have been set up by women and girls as part of the UKaid funded HEAL (Health, Empowerment And Livelihoods) project in Mayuge, Uganda.

    • Over 200 young women are now members of HEAL savings and enterprise groups in Malawi, thanks to funding from Soroptimist International Manchester.

    • 70 successful enterprises have been set up by female HEAL members in Malawi. 

    • Our Big Lottery funded project Gender Equality and Health in Kasese, Uganda (GEHKU) reached over 297k beneficiaries leaving a legacy to help reduce the spread and effects of HIV/AIDS.

    • Act4Africa has been recognised by Ugandan District Officials as “one of the best NGOs in Kasese, Uganda.”

    • We opened Kathy’s Centre, our first multi-functional community health and education centre in Mayuge, Uganda in September 2017.

    For every £1 we receive from you 90p goes straight to our projects.

    Thank you..

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