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close this bookAIDS Education Through Imams: A Spiritually Motivated Community Effort in Uganda (UNAIDS, 1998, 35 p.)
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View the documentIslam in Uganda
View the documentAIDS in Uganda
View the documentHIV/AIDS Worldwide
close this folderIMAU (Islamic Medical Association of Uganda)
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View the documentAIDS education
close this folderMobilizing Muslim communities
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View the documentThe FAEPTI Project
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View the documentMadarasa AIDS education and prevention project
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View the documentEmpowering women
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IMAU’s initial effort to mobilize Muslim communities in the fight against AIDS took the form of the Family AIDS Education & Prevention Through Imams Project (FAEPTI).

This was followed by Community Action for AIDS Prevention (CAAP) in Kampala, which was conceived as an urban companion to FAEPTI. CAAP workshops train teams from churches as well as mosques plus social groups like bicycle transporters. The project design takes into account the density of urban populations and focuses on community groups as well as individual families. As well, IMAU has reached out to Muslim children through a separate initiative, the Madarasa AIDS Education and Prevention Project (MAEP). This project helps Imams and their assistants provide children with AIDS education through a special curriculum designed for informal schools attached to mosques, called Madarasa schools.