Michelle Tobin delivers powerful speech at the 2019 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week launch
NAPWHA had the privilege of attending the formal national launch of ATSIHAW 2019 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week) held as a breakfast event in Parliament House on 27 November 2019. Read the transcript from Michelle Tobin’s (Chair of The Positive Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network) powerful speech.
The National Association of People with HIV (NAPWHA), Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people with HIV (PLHIV), and AFAO, the peak national organisation for Australia’s community HIV response – strongly oppose moves by NSW Labor to introduce a Bill to enforce mandatory testing of individuals whose bodily fluids come into contact with emergency services personnel, such as police officers.
NAPWHA members and associates from all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand gathered for the annual general meeting in Sydney, on 26 October 2019, also co-jointly with AFAO members on 27 October 2019. The warmest of welcomes were extended to Sydney-based Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF), Papua New Guinea’s Igat Hope Inc., and Estrela+ of Timor-Leste, which were admitted as associate members.
NAPWHA wishes to inform our organisational membership, partners and community/ies of the 2019 NAPWHA Board election results ahead of our Annual General Meeting in late-October.
NAPWHA congratulates Positive Life NSW on their announcement of the appointment of Jane Costello as CEO, effective from Monday 11 November 2019.
NAPWHA has joined key stakeholders in the HIV response in urging donors, governments, communities and people living with HIV to redouble their efforts to address the HIV ‘crisis’ in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Call to Action, Critical Concerns for HIV Treatment and...