William Rashidi

Centre for the Right to Health - 2018 Fellow - 2018

Rashidi is the Director of Equality Triangle, managing a key populations treatment facility in Delta State, Nigeria. He’s also a steering committee member of the Open House for Health and Human Rights, a key population network. He is an alumnus of the International Human Rights and LGBT Program at the Swedish Federation for Sexuality Education, the MenEngage Africa Training Initiative and the International Human Rights Training Programme, Canada. In addition, William is an alumnus of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative and a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur.

Fellowship Focus
Rashidi translated Nigeria’s PrEP guidelines to the real world by creating demand for PrEP within the LGBTQ+ communities in Abuja and Lagos and through outreach to the media. Specifically, he organized community dialogues that supported a sustainable forum, and he cultivated relationships with journalists to facilitate consistent and accurate media coverage.

In Their Own Words
Young leaders working in the field of HIV prevention and treatment are changing the landscape with advocacy for prevention choices, and this includes PrEP in the near future. I see the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) coming up with a national roadmap on PrEP availability and accessibility in the country.



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