Awards nod for Health in Faith work

We are absolutely delighted that our Health in Faith work has been shortlisted for an SCVO Scottish Charity Award.

Through Health in Faith, we work with African faith leaders to take conversations about HIV and sexual health to the heart of communities.

The initiative has been nominated in the Pioneering Projects category, which recognises innovative work to support communities.

The idea for Health in Faith grew out of our African Health Project, in recognition of the important role faith plays within the community.

Since the project first launched in 2010, we have built relationships with faith leaders across the country. These pastors are important community figures and working with them has allowed us to deliver a range of HIV awareness and testing workshops with congregations. We recently caught up with Pastor Favour Asante, a faith leader we have worked with in Glasgow’s Southside, to hear about her experience. You can read her story here.

This work is contributing to challenging HIV stigma, encouraging people to know their HIV status, and ensuring that people living with the condition can access the support they need to live well.

The winners of the Scottish Charity Awards will be announced on Thursday 22 June. In addition to the Pioneering Projects award, which will be decided by a judging panel, you can vote for us in the People’s Choice Award. To place your vote, visit our awards profile here.