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Apple Support Caregivers in Ghana-“AIDS Day”.

Sources indicate there are over 300,000 people living with HIV in Ghana. Community caregivers spread hope as Apple Support Caregivers in Ghana.

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Source indicate there are over 300,000 people living with HIV in Ghana. Community caregivers spread hope as Apple Support Caregivers in Ghana.

At St. Martin de Porres Hospital on the outskirts of Accra in Ghana, Joseph is beginning a very important journey.

The 27-year-old is picking up a two-month supply of lifesaving antiretroviral therapy medication (ART), but the drugs are not for him, even though he has taken them daily since he was diagnosed with HIV at age 11.

Joseph is part of a program called Model of Hope, which is run by the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) and enlists the help of people living with HIV to assist others who have tested positive for the virus.

CHAG is one of the many community-based organizations and healthcare providers in Ghana supported by the Global Fund.

St. Martin de Porres Hospital on the outskirts of Accra in Ghana receives critical support from the Global Fund and Apple.
St. Martin de Porres Hospital on the outskirts of Accra in Ghana receives critical support from the Global Fund and Apple.

This year, Apple is marking 15 years of partnership and nearly $270 million raised through its (PRODUCT)RED campaign to support the Global Fund’s efforts to stop the spread of AIDS across sub-Saharan Africa and Apple Support Caregivers in Ghana. COVID-19 has made this mission even more critical.

To address the dual challenges, last year the Global Fund launched its COVID-19 Response to help to alleviate the impact of this second pandemic on communities already grappling with HIV and AIDS.

Apple was one of the first companies to shift attention and resources to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 efforts and will continue redirecting half of the eligible proceeds from (PRODUCT)RED purchases to the COVID-19 Response through the end of 2022, with the other half going directly to the fight to end AIDS.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for patients to come in to get their antiretroviral therapy medications from hospitals like St. Martin de Porres.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for patients to come in to get their antiretroviral therapy medications from hospitals like St. Martin de Porres.

Joseph is one of 13.8 million people who have access to ART as a result of Apple’s contributions to the Global Fund’s efforts in Africa, and he sees the effect COVID-19 is having on those he counsels through the Model of Hope program.

“When it’s time for them to come in to get their medication, sometimes they don’t because of COVID,” says Joseph.

“Because they are afraid — they think, ‘When you come to the hospital, you get COVID,’ so many do not come at all.”

Had the groundwork not been laid for fighting HIV over the last two decades by the Global Fund and contributing partners like Apple, so much of what we’re doing today to address larger healthcare issues, including COVID-19, would not be possible.

Luisa Engel, (RED)’s Chief Impact Officer

For immunocompromised individuals, like those with HIV who must take ART every day, missing those appointments puts them in grave danger — but so does exposure to COVID-19. Model of Hope volunteer workers like Joseph ensures that many patients receive medication and counselling, even when they are not willing or able to travel.

“When COVID struck, we had a lot of businesses shut down and we had a lot of movement restricted,” says Kafui Kornu, CHAG’s senior communications officer.

“So the Model of Hope system helped in that regard, and they’ve been doing very well identifying [those in] need and delivering their drugs to them.

When they go, they identify that it’s not just that a person doesn’t want to come, but there’s actually some other problem that needs to be solved to enable them to get access to the drug.”

Joseph picks up ART medications to deliver to the people he counsels through the Model of Hope program.
Joseph picks up ART medications to deliver to the people he counsels through the Model of Hope program.

Rebecca, 45, is also a volunteer worker in the Model of Hope program and has been on ART for 15 years.

Despite her HIV diagnosis, she has given birth to three children who all tested negative for the virus because she followed prevention of mother-to-child transmission protocols or PMTCT.

As a result of Apple’s contributions to the Global Fund over the last 15 years, more than 5 million pregnant women have been able to receive PMTCT counselling to help prevent passing on HIV to their children.

Rebecca owns a small shop near St. Martin’s Hospital and became a Model of Hope so that she could help others and give back to her community.
Rebecca owns a small shop near St. Martin’s Hospital and became a Model of Hope so that she could help others and give back to her community.

“Had the groundwork not been laid for fighting HIV over the last two decades by the Global Fund and contributing partners like Apple, so much of what we’re doing today to address larger healthcare issues, including COVID-19, would not be possible,” says Luisa Engel, (RED)’s Chief Impact Officer.

“The healthcare worker that was trained to fight the spread of HIV is also going to be able to diagnose your child with malaria, to make sure your blood sugar looks right if you have diabetes, and put a COVID-19 vaccine in your arm.

So there’s a much bigger health impact that comes from the community infrastructure built by the Global Fund and supported by companies like Apple.

”In Ghana, that translates to a 21 per cent decrease in new HIV infections over the last decade, and 200,000 people on ART, up from 40,000 in 2010.

A huge part of that success is rooted in the Global Fund’s work in communities, and with HIV-positive volunteer workers who help to combat the stigma that is associated with a positive diagnosis by showing that a full life is possible with treatment.“I say, look at me — I started taking the drugs when I was young, and now I’m 27,” says Joseph.

“One day I want to be a lab technician, to continue my education.

So if you take your ART, you can be like me; I know one day I will be someone in the future.”

Rebecca followed the prevention of mother-to-child transmission protocols and gave birth to three HIV-negative children.



Rebecca talks about her status with those she counsels and her own children, to give them the tools they need to protect themselves and others.

She sees her volunteer work as a way of giving back.“I wanted to be a Model of Hope because somebody helped me,” says Rebecca. “I’m still alive now, I suppose, to help others too.”

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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid: Where to watch it live.

The UEFA Champions League final has arrived and the teams that met at the 2018 finale are again on the verge of deciding who will lift the trophy.

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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid league finale

The UEFA Champions League final has arrived and the teams that met at the 2018 finale are again on the verge of deciding who will lift the trophy.

In 2018, Real Madrid claimed its 13th European championship with a 3-1 win over Liverpool. So the question is, will the Anfield football giant Liverpool, seek payback at the 2022 UEFA Champions League final and its second European title in four years.

The English Football Club had shown a good cup race this season

Liverpool has been crowned champions of the Carabao Cup 2022, beating Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out in the Final at Wembley Stadium to seal a record ninth triumph.

The Reds continue their quadruple title race as they have lifted the FA Cup for the eighth time after triumphing over Chelsea in a 5-6 penalties shootout at Wembley.

Liverpool FA Cup victory at Wembley
Liverpool FA Cup victory at Wembley

The game finished goalless after 90 minutes and eventually ended up in a shootout to decide the champion.

Despite their successive spirit in the English leagues this season, 90 minutes of action will determine the champion.

Real Madrid on the other hand has already been crowned champions of the La Liga title and the team is fully prepared for the final match on Saturday, May 28.

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Real Madrid la liga cup 2022

The Spanish giant put up a mysterious comeback to win over manchester city in the semi-final competition in the UEFA Champions League to book their sit in this year’s UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, on 28 May 2022.

head-to-head matches between the two clubs.

Over the years, the two clubs had several encounters and Real Madrid has won four while Liverpool has won 3 out of eight meetings with only one draw.

Liverpool vs. Real Madrid 
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid 

Who will win ?

As part of their quadruple title race, Liverpool has been crowned champions of the Carabao Cup 2022 and FA Cup 2022 but was halted by taking the English premier league as Manchester City worked a 3-2 comeback trick on Aston villa to grace the league champions.

Real Madrid on the other hand has already been crowned champions of the La Liga title. 

Will Real Madrid repeat their victory over Liverpool as it happened in 2018? or Liverpool will continue their title race despite not being able to win the English leagues?

Well, 90 minutes of action will determine who will lift the trophy at the 2022 UEFA Champions League final.

And Extra-time and penalties are available if the two teams cannot be separated after 120 minutes.

Liverpool v Real Madrid team XI.

Liverpool predicted XI: Allison; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Liverpool & Real Madrid road to UCL final.

TIME AND VENUE.

  • Who: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid 
  • When: 28 May 2022 at 9 p.m local time in Saint-Denis.
  • Ghana lives coverage 19:00 GMT.
  • Where (venue): Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. (After UEFA decided to move the final out of Russia as result of ukraine invasion).

How to watch Liverpool vs. Real Madrid live

 The game will be streamed live via 

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How to protect your WhatsApp account from hackers .

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How to protect your WhatsApp account from hackers.

WhatsApp has become the most preferred social messaging app for many and as result, more scammers indulge in ridiculous activities to scam innocent, naïve, and ignorant.

Many users have been victimized to the extent of losing data and some hacked accounts are being used to collect money from their loved ones

However, users have an option to prevent their account from being hacked

WhatsApp
WhatsApp

How can I secure my WhatsApp?

You can secure your WhatsApp account by following these tips:

  1. Never share your registration code or two-step verification PIN with others.
  2. Enable two-step verification and provide an email address in case you forget your PIN.
  3. Set a device code.
  4. Be aware of who has physical access to your phone.
  5. If you receive an email to reset the two-step verification PIN or registration code but didn’t request this, don’t click on the link. Someone could be attempting to access your phone number on WhatsApp.

How to protect your WhatsApp Account?

To protect your WhatsApp account from being hacked, you need to enable two-step verification in your WhatsApp account.

What is two-steps verification?

Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to users’ accounts.

This prevents a third party from accessing an individual’s account without the user’s approval

Does two-step verification work on WhatsApp?

Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to your WhatsApp account. You’ll see the two-step verification screen after you successfully register your phone number on WhatsApp. The two-step verification PIN is different from the 6-digit registration code you receive via SMS or phone call

how to activate two step verification on WhatsApp.

two-step verification screen

Follow the steps below to enable two-steps verification in your WhatsApp account:

Enable two-step verification

  1. Open WhatsApp Settings.
  1. Tap Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
  2. Enter a six-digit PIN of your choice and confirm it.
  3. Provide an email address you can access or tap Skip if you don’t want to add an email address. …
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Confirm the email address and tap Save or Done.

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How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?

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4K Tokkit and 4K Video Downloader make it easy download any TikTok videos.

TikTok is known as the home of videos where individuals show their talent in a multicultural way. This has become the daily part of users of this platform. The video shared by numerous users comprises of how-to and fun 🤩 vibe with a certain enthusiasm

Sometimes users wish to have these videos uploaded to TikTok on their devices for offline and be able to share them on different platforms with their loved ones.

This article explains the steps you will need to download your preferred TikTok video for offline consumption.

So let dive in and lay down the steps…

How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?
How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?

How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?

Follow the simple steps below to start downloading.

1. Launch  4K TokKit. It’s available for macOS, Windows, and Linux.

2. Enter the name of the TikTok account or hashtag you want to download videos from.

3. Select the suitable option from the search results.

Tip: You can narrow your search and download only videos that were posted on a specific date or time period. Click the settings icon located to the right of the Download button. Open the in-app calendar and set the preferable date or time range.

4. Click the Download button.

That’s it! Wait a few seconds until the download is finished, and enjoy watching the TikTok videos.

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