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Saint Lucia: Delcer Wellness Centre celebrates 2023 World AIDS Day

Delcer Wellness Centre is a health centre in Saint Lucia which provides medical facilities and check ups to the locals. The centre takes initiatives to aware people regarding serious diseases.

Tuesday, 5th December 2023

World AIDS Day celebrated by Delcer Wellness Centre
Saint Lucia: Delcer Wellness Centre organised a health fair to celebrate World Aids Day 2023. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs offered free services to the community.
The free services majorly included:
  • Rapid testing for HIV
  • Testing of Syphilis
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Dental Check-up
  • Pap Smear test, etc.

As per the sources, the individuals who participated in the education sessions were provided by the various units. They also got a chance to win prizes for participating in various quiz competitions held during the fair.

Mentioning the officials, the Infectious Diseases Unit of the Ministry of Health presented its gratitude towards the official members for sponsoring the activities for this year.

The Unit extended a vote of thanks to:
  • Soriah Best Joseph Designation – Division Head of Marketing and Cooperate Communication
  • Sarojnie Barclay Benjamin Designation – Pharmaceuticals Sales Manager
  • Massy Stores St. Lucia LTD
  • Peter and Company Distribution LTD
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The health fair was organised under the running campaign ‘Let Communities Lead – World AIDS Day 2023’. The campaign is an initiative by United Nations, known as ‘UNAIDS’.

The organisation believes that the world can end AIDS along with the communities leading the way. Various organisations of different communities living with, or are at risk, or affected by HIV are the vanguards of progress in the HIV response.

The communities connect people with personalised public health services. They build trust, innovate, monitor implementation of policies and services and hold accountable providers.

The campaign focuses to remove the problems such as:
  • shortage of funds
  • policy and regulatory hurdles
  • capacity constraints
  • crackdowns on civil society
  • human rights of marginalised communities
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Above mentioned are some causes that obstruct the prevention and treatment services of HIV-AIDS. Additionally, to remove the obstacles, community led organisations may add even greater impetus to the global HIV response, leading an advance progress towards the end of AIDS.

The World AIDS Day is celebrated to cherish the achievements of communities in their leadership roles. World AIDS Day 2023 highlights the full potential of community leadership to enable the end of AIDS:

  • “Nothing about us without us” In this the communities leadership roles need to be taken in all HIV plans and programmes to formulate the budget, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • “Not ending AIDS is more expensive than ending it.” In this the leadership roles of communities are completely reliable to the funds and enable the required scale up and be properly supported and remunerated.
  • “Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower” In this the barriers coming in between the leadership roles are removed. For which an enabling regulatory environment is needed that facilitates the role in provision of HIV services. It ensures civil society space and protects the human rights of all, including marginalised communities, to advance the global HIV response.

Numerous communities are leading World AIDS Day across the world. They are organising the events and paying attention to the details according to the needs.

People are recognising the events taking place through the photos and videos shared by the attendees in the groups or on social media, aggregated by UNAIDS. More and more people are getting inspired by the determination and hope and supporting communities’ call for action.