Tenth grade students engaging in TeachAIDS materials as part of HIV prevention workshop in Guyana
After her freshman year at Stanford, Riasoya Jodah returned to her home in Guyana with a desire to make a difference. She spent the summer working at Georgetown Public Hospital as a recipient of the Halper International Fellowship from Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service. As an assistant in the pediatric surgery department, Ria performed [...]
teachaids_google
"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." - Albert Einstein As the major case study in Dr. Piya Sorcar’s Stanford University course entitled [...]
bolivia_teachaids
Stanford student Jill Huckels was baffled to see a child refusing to take his daily HIV medication on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The young boy had contracted HIV perinatally but been kept unaware of his HIV status by his parents to prevent the bullying and discrimination that typically follow a diagnosis of HIV. Consequently, [...]
TeachAIDS_Day_Botswana
Botswana has recognized June 15th as its national "TeachAIDS Day". The Ministry of Education has worked with local partners to host screenings of the TeachAIDS animations in school districts, local businesses, and NGOs throughout the country. The government of Botswana has long been a leader in the fight against HIV, promoting innovative approaches to treatment [...]
TR35Blog
MIT Technology Review has named Dr. Piya Sorcar to their TR35 list for 2011. The TR35 recognizes the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35, spanning energy, medicine, computing, communications, nanotechnology and other emerging fields. Previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin for Google, Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook, and Jonathan Ive for designing [...]