An online fund drive is raising money to provide health care for LGBTI people in Tanzania, where the government has shut down gay-friendly organizations, including clinics fighting HIV.
On its first day, the campaign by the New York-based advocacy group OutRight Action International had already exceeded its $4,300 goal.
The money will fund the work of an unnamed “private gynecologist, who, through a proposed cost-sharing arrangement, has agreed to dedicate a portion of her clinical practice (including counseling and safe referral) to meeting the health needs of all members of the LGBTI community.” The arrangement was made by an unnamed “small community-based NGO focused on the health, safety, and personal development of the LGBTI community.”
Such arrangements need to be made in secret, because the Tanzanian government has shut down clinics that serve the LGBTI community.
OutRight Action stated:
Help OutRight raise funds needed to bring the LGBTIQ people of Tanzania safe and much needed access to healthcare
Since the Government of Tanzania’s crackdown on LGBTI people, many Tanzanians have gone underground, fearful of their safety and security, reluctant more than ever to seek health services through public health facilities. They fear being subjected to harassment, humiliation, and discrimination at best, and at worst, being turned over to authorities, since homosexuality is criminalized and the sodomy law is now being invoked. \
A small community-based NGO focused on the health, safety, and personal development of the LGBTI community, has recently succeeded in developing a partnership with a private gynecologist, who, through a proposed cost-sharing arrangement, has agreed to dedicate a portion of her clinical practice (including counseling and safe referral) to meeting the health needs of all members of the LGBTI community.
Will you pitch in? The LGBTI community desperately needs the support of this clinic.
Will you help us raise $4500 before January 31?
*All proceeds, up to $4,500, will be allocated for the clinic in Tanzania. Any excess will be donated to other critical global OutRight initiatives.
DONATE TODAY – LGBTIQ PEOPLE IN TANZANIA NEED YOUR HELP
As of today, the fund drive had raised $5,055.
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- Inside Tanzania’s AIDS-enhancing anti-LGBT crackdown (April 2017, 76crimes.com)
- Global Fund-supported programs suspended amid Tanzanian government crackdown on LGBT community (March 2017, Aidspan)
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