Terrence Higgins Trust Launches New Course For Health Promotion In African Communities

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a Health Promotion Skills course targeting individuals, staff and volunteers working with African communities in London. The course, which is free, will take place over four sessions at THT’s centre on Grays Inn Road from 6th April.

The main aim of the course is to equip participants with the skills to become an effective health promoter, so they can make a positive change to the lives of many Africans who live in London. In completing the course, trainees will gain an OCN-accredited certificate in African Communities Health Promotion.

Course topics include:

– HIV prevention needs of African communities in the UK
– Role of HIV and sexual health services in the UK
– Stigma and discrimination
– HIV testing and treatment

Ikenna Obianwa, African Training & Development Officer at Terrence Higgins Trust, says: “African communities are one of the groups at highest risk of HIV in the UK, so it is vital that people working with these communities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to make them aware of the risks and how to protect against them. We hope that, as a result of the course, trainees will gain a good understanding of health promotion practices relevant to African communities.”

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity with centres across England, Scotland and Wales. We’re here to provide information and advice about HIV and sexual health and offer a range of services including sexual health checks, counselling and support groups. We campaign for a world where people with HIV live healthy lives, free from prejudice and discrimination and we promote good sexual health as a right and reality for all. Terrence Higgins Trust relies on donations to deliver a wide range of services. To make a donation, visit http://www.tht.org.uk.

Terrence Higgins Trust

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