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Overcoming Barriers to Health Care

Stigma, Disability, and HIV

The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) serves people living with HIV and disabilities in Uganda. The organization was founded 34 years ago to address the impact of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic on Ugandans. Steven Jjemba and Maria Lukundo, both TASO clients living with HIV and disabilities, share their experiences and challenges with accessibility. Edward Muwanga, coordinator with TASO, elaborates on the organization’s multilayered medical and community approach. *Video includes audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Photo of Nissy Namuyomba.

Filmmaker: Nissy Namuyomba

Nissy Namuyomba is an administrative assistant working alongside the executive team at the Masaka Association of Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV/AIDS and a volunteer with the Masaka Association of Persons with Cerebral Palsy in Uganda. Namuyomba supports teams by performing tasks related to organization with strong communication as well as strengthening relationships with the local government to understand disability issues in Masaka City. Namuyomba is experienced in networking with local leaders and is skilled in financial accountability, backed by a degree in business administration and management. Namuyomba is a powerful force in the workplace. She is inspired daily by her desire to create a society that is inclusive of people with disabilities through storytelling and writing.

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