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.
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.
- NGO Pushes for Investment on New HIV Prevention Treatment—Independent — Independent
- CRH, AVAC Train Journalists on Biomedical HIV Prevention in Nigeria — PM News
- HIV Prevention: AVAC Sensitizes on Latest Alternative Method—PM News — PM News
- HIV: Advocates Task FG, States on Provision of PrEP Drugs—New Telegraph — New Telegraph
- NGO Calls for Investment in New HIV Prevention, Treatment—Abuja Inquirer — Abuja Inquirer
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