The group came to see for themselves how Shout-it-Now’s innovative blend of technology, marketing and public health successfully delivers HIV testing to the people of Ekurhuleni. Shout-it-Now was recently awarded an HIV/AIDS Community Grant to expand its successful linkage to care program. “It was an honor to have the Consul General visit Shout-it-Now and take such a hands-on approach to learning how we deliver HIV testing,” said Shout-it-Now’s Chairman, Bruce Forgrieve. “We are grateful to Mr. Rowan and his team for their support, in particular for awarding us a HIV/AIDS Community Grant, which will enhance our linkage to care program.”
While on site, the Consul General and his staff participated in every aspect of Shout-it-Now’s counseling and testing process, including donning headphones so they could experience our online video-based HIV/AIDS edutainment, and Mr. Rowan even got tested. “I was so impressed by the services Shout-it-Now delivers in the field,” said Mr. Rowan. “The whole process reflected a very innovative use of technology and public health, which made the experience of re-confirming my HIV status interesting and efficient. The emphasis on privacy for the client will go a long way toward encouraging people to test who might otherwise shy away. We are proud to partner with programs like Shout-it-Now.”
Shout-it-Now is a South African non-profit organization working to improve HIV prevention, testing and linkage to care services. Our innovative health promotion and screening approach blends technology, celebrity key influencers and social marketing to successfully and cost-effectively engage people of all cultures and ages in high quality HIV education, screening and follow up care. We currently operate two teams in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, a district with the 2nd highest HIV prevalence in South Africa.
To learn more, please contact Press Officer, Shout-it-Now: +27 (0)21 713 4414