2019 Advocacy-for-Cure Academy

David Nyamurera

Nationality: Zimbabwe
Institution: National AIDS Council
Country of work: Zimbabwe

What is your motivation for becoming an HIV cure advocate?

My motivation of becoming an HIV cure advocate rests entirely on the active participation of the diverse array of community leadership that includes political, traditional, religious leaders, among others, in mobilising our communities to strengthen all areas of HIV prevention. The raising of leadership will to mobilize resources, the population themselves, taking a lead role in discouraging adverse social norms and belief systems, and promotion of human rights among the various segments of the population that includes key populations, is key to all HIV related interventions. These interventions will contribute to reduction in new infections and promotion of treatment adherence resulting in reducing the burden of the epidemic.

What advocacy work are you currently engaged in?

My motivation of becoming an HIV cure advocate rests entirely on the active participation of the diverse array of community leadership that includes political, traditional, religious leaders, among others, in mobilising our communities to strengthen all areas of HIV prevention. The raising of leadership will to mobilize resources, the population themselves, taking a lead role in discouraging adverse social norms and belief systems, and promotion of human rights among the various segments of the population that includes key populations, is key to all HIV related interventions. These interventions will contribute to reduction in new infections and promotion of treatment adherence resulting in reducing the burden of the epidemic.

How do you think knowledge learned from the Advocacy-for-Cure Academy will influence your current work?

My motivation of becoming an HIV cure advocate rests entirely on the active participation of the diverse array of community leadership that includes political, traditional, religious leaders, among others, in mobilising our communities to strengthen all areas of HIV prevention. The raising of leadership will to mobilize resources, the population themselves, taking a lead role in discouraging adverse social norms and belief systems, and promotion of human rights among the various segments of the population that includes key populations, is key to all HIV related interventions. These interventions will contribute to reduction in new infections and promotion of treatment adherence resulting in reducing the burden of the epidemic.