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Remembering HIV and TB activist Winstone Zulu


Aids Alliance

The Alliance is saddened at the news that prominent HIV and TB activist Winstone Zulu has died this week at the age of 47 in hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

After being diagnosed with HIV in 1990, Winstone became the first individual in Zambia to publicly acknowledge his HIV status. In 1997, he contracted TB and, with access to effective medicines and treatment, was cured of the disease within that same year.

Jillian Johannsen, Country Director of Alliance Zambia said, ‘This is a sad loss.  Yesterday, Alliance Zambia held a minute’s silence at a national meeting* that was taking place in Lusaka in memory of Winstone.  He was a huge supporter of the National Partnership Platform concept, and posted frequent messages of support on the Partners Zambia e-forums.’

Winstone was one of the original advisors of the National Partnership Platform in Zambia, along with Father Michael Kelly.

You can read more about Winstone here: UNAIDS, NAMDaily Mail in Zambia.

* Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health/HIV integration National Dissemination Workshop (funded by the UK Department of International Development).