Persons with disabilities (PWDs) remain marginalised across all sectors of society.
The discrimination they suffer becomes even more complex with HIV infection. Research and evidence from the field still expose the marginalisation of PWDs in HIV Programming.
Drawing from my personal, professional and research experience, I delivered a guest lecture today on the invitation of Dr Jerico Franciscus Pardosi an academic within the School of Public Health and Social Work. My presentation was titled: “The marginalised population in HIV programming: An International outlook from Nigeria”.
It was humbling to deliver this guest lecture and share my experience from the field.
The feedback after the lecture was humbling: two of the feedback were:
1. “Thank you for the insightful talk”
2. “Thank you for sharing your story”.
Words like these keep me fired up for developmental causes.
Special thanks to my principal Supervisor (Dr. Julie Anne King) who connected me with Dr. Jerico in 2019 who continues to invite me every year to deliver guest lectures.