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Photo of fishermen on lake, Kenya

This image was selected as a winner of the 2010 Fogarty Grantee Photo Contest.

three young men in small wooden boat, fishing nets draped on side, wide expanse of blue water, mountains in distant background

Photo title: Fishermen on lake, Kenya

Photographer: Michelle Chu, University of California – San Francisco

Description: A UCSF-UCB Framework student team, based on Mfangano Island in Kenya, collaborated with Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) to establish a hotline for fisher-folk. The fishermen are a particularly vulnerable group because their work makes it difficult to keep up with Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and clinic appointments. The goal of the hotline project is to facilitate fisher-folk’s ability to pick up their medications in a timely fashion and keep their clinic appointments even when work takes them far from their usual clinic.

Funding Fogarty program: Framework Programs for Global Health

Principal Investigator: Dr. Christopher C. Stewart, University of California – San Francisco