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'Establishing peer educators'

Cerveceria Hondureña

Honduras

In Honduras, low awareness of HIV/Aids remains a challenge. In order to ensure employees have a good understanding of HIV/Aids, Cerveceria Hondureña launched a voluntary peer educator's programme during 2011. As part of the programme, volunteer employees attended training sessions which improved their understanding of HIV/Aids. In total, 19 employees volunteered for the training and each individual was provided with 27 hours of training.

The course was developed in partnership with instructors from the Metropolitan Health Region and the local NGO 'CIADE' (Centre for Research and Advocacy of Human Rights). Following the training, the volunteers are encouraged and enabled to raise awareness of HIV/Aids amongst their colleagues and provide support if and where required.

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