According to the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health (DoH) released last June 2016, the number of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) comprised about 12% of the total HIV cases wherein 84% are male with an average age of 32. Due this, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) partnered with manning agencies to ensure that departing OFWs are armed with enough knowledge about HIV and AIDS.
Services That You Can Avail Through PAFPI’s Abot Kamay Drop-in Center Project
It has been sixteen years since Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) and the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA penned a partnership to provide essential services to people living with HIV (PLHIV), their affected families (AF), and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer of PAFPI, explained that the partnership brought forth the PAFPI-Abot Kamay Drop-in Center (AKDC) Project on its sixteenth year “The objectives of the project remain the same. That is to prevent the spread of STI, HIV and AIDS amongst OFWs, their families, and local seafarers,” he said.