Hunger Project Awards Africa Prize For Leadership to AIDS Activists
The Hunger Project, a New York-based group that aims to end global hunger, has announced that four African AIDS activists are the recipients of this year's Africa Prize for Leadership, Reuters reports. The four winners include:
- Amelia Jacob -- the founder of SHDEPHA+, a Tanzanian group that advocates for people with HIV;
- Bishop Dennis de Jong -- founder of the Integrated AIDS Program, a Zambian group involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment;
- Tibebe Maco -- founder of the Ethiopian group Hiwot, an organization that provides HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support; and
- Jonah Gokova -- founder of Padare/Enkundleni, a Zimbabwean men's group that seeks to prevent HIV transmission by altering men's sexual behavior.