CAPSI is proud to share with you our contribution to the “HIV at 40: A Worlds Aids Day Premiere” programme. “HIV at 40” was produced in order to raise awareness for HIV, explore current testing and treatment, and look at what the future of HIV may look like. Produced in partnership with ITN Productions Industry News and hosted by Belle Donati, this special production marks the 40th anniversary of the first AIDS-related death in the UK.
Launched on World Aids Day, this news-style programme showcases the stellar work done through the Aspire Higher Project which is led by the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment at Wits Business School, Reckitt, Gilead Sciences, UNAIDS and the participating groups; namely Girl Lead SA, Imbokodo LaunchPad, Aganang and Gratitude.
Initiated in 2019, the Aspire Higher Project was a challenge for students at Wits Business School to develop innovative ideas to tackle the challenges pertaining to women and girls’ sexual health education as well as enhance female economic empowerment. Following the selection of 4 winners amongst the many submissions, the project leaders have received support and funding to implement their proposals and have to date made great strides in tackling challenges related to HIV/AIDS infections, early teen pregnancies and STIs.
The video also spotlights the work of the British HIV Association, Elton John Aids Foundation and Terrance Higgins Trust and how they are exploring thoughts on HIV, how treatment has developed in the last 40 years, and how they are helping to end the epidemic. As well as interviews and case studies featuring leading organisations, The G20 Partnership, Gilead Science, IFPMA, MAC Viva Glam, Theratechnologies and ViiV Healthcare, showcasing how they were making a difference in the charge to a world free from AIDS.