Why medical male circumcision deserves attention on World Aids Day

Medical Male CircumcisionMale circumcision can reduce chances of HIV infection by up to 60%. A one-time medical procedure, VMMC (Voluntarily Medical Male Circumcision) provides life-long partial protection against HIV as well as other sexually transmitted infections. That’s why we want to address these important facts today on World AIDS Day.

This special day, the 1st of December, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Every year this day is an opportunity for everyone worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

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TTC, GIZ and the Ugandan Ministry sign partnership agreement on creating water & sanitation awareness via SMS

gizLast week a contract to set up several awareness campaigns on water, sanitation and HIV/AIDS in Uganda in collaboration with the respective Ministry of Water and Environment, was signed by TTC and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which implements development cooperation programmes on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

TTC will use SMS, radio and their call centre for this programme which will target 30,000 people in Acholi, Lango and West Nile sub-regions. The three sub-regions are under the mandate of the MWE’s Water and Sanitation Development Facility – North (WSDF-N), which is the mechanism for public service delivery and funding for water and sanitation investments in small towns and rural growth centres in Northern Uganda. The campaign will run for six months.

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SMS Against Gender-Based Violence

Violence against women continues to be a major challenge worldwide and that’s why today, 25 November, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

“Violence against women and girls takes many forms and is widespread throughout the globe. […] On this International Day, I urge governments and partners around the world to harness the energy, ideas and leadership of young people to help us to end this pandemic of violence. Only then will we have a more just, peaceful and equitable world.”

By Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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TTC Wins Africomnet Award for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Communication

TTC is very proud to win the AfriComNet Annual Award for Excellence in HIV and AIDS communication in Africa in the social/new media category. This award aims to recognize outstanding contributions made by organizations to strategic HIV/AIDS communication, encourage innovation and quality in strategic communication and acknowledge programs, tools and productions that advance strategic communication and can be adapted and applied elsewhere.

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New Project Amlab Supported by Gates

While entering the building at ‘s-Gravenhekje 1a in the city centre of Amsterdam you can feel a special vibe hanging in the air. In an old warehouse packed with history, Amlab is established. Amlab is short for Amsterdam Lab, which consists of three different organisations respectively AkvoTTC and 1%CLUB. Over one and a half year ago they decided to combine their energy and creativity and found an office where they could work together. In theory these three organisations just seem to share the same office but in reality they do a lot more.

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