HEALTH CARE ACCESS

Have you, or has a member of your family, ever been seriously ill?

Imagine, for a moment, the pain and frustration of being refused treatment at a hospital or clinic, simply because of who you are.

More than thousands of LGBT people in DR Congo do not have access to quality health services, including HIV prevention, treatment care, and support, due to prejudice based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Denying health care access in DRC, including HIV prevention and treatment, is simply unjust.

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Things are so difficult that some of these people living with HIV, desperate for relief, medicate themselves with battery acid because they have heard that it kills the virus.

Free LGBT Clinic Project

Weka Organisation is partnering with health providers to establish a gay-friendly clinic in UVIRA, South-Kivu that will provide the following free quality health services to more than 500 LGBT people who do not access services due to homophobia based on their sexual orientation and gender identity:

  • HIV testing

  • TB screening

  • treatment care

  • free condoms

  • HIV-prevention education

  • physical and emotional support

This will be the first and only clinic in South-Kivu, DRC where LGBT people can access free quality health services, but we can’t do it alone. Your support will make this dream a reality.