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Oonagh makes a difference for people affected by HIV through Positive Action programmes
Our people play a crucial role in Positive Action programmes – many volunteering time and energy outside their working days to get involved in community partnerships. One such person is Oonagh Rocks, who
ViiV Healthcare works closely with communities most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Through Positive Action, we continue a legacy of pioneering initiatives that deliver education, support services and care for people living with or at risk of contracting the virus. Our Positive Action programmes are designed to find innovative and impactful ways to improve the lives of people living with HIV in the most deprived and most at-need areas of the world.
Our people play a crucial role in the strategic as well as
With a background in nursing and mental health, Oonagh has spent much of her professional life enabling better care for
“I work where I feel I can make a difference,” she says, “For
For Oonagh, addressing prejudice, inequality
“Collaborations, partnerships and community engagement are integral to the successful HIV response,” said Oonagh, “Our commitment to leave no patient behind puts ViiV Healthcare front and
With Positive Action, Oonagh works with underserved populations beyond Australia. Earlier this year, she joined the Positive Action for MSM and Transgender programme as an associate for 2015-2016.
The Positive Action MSM and Transgender Programme is a global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations around the world. Positive Action MSM and Transgender
As an associate, Oonagh is involved in grant decision-making, building relationships with community groups and reviewing
Supporting community partnerships both locally and globally, Oonagh says her work at ViiV Healthcare fits her just right.
“Working with the community, being able to be involved, even in some small way, to the strategies that influence HIV prevention and that contribute to better quality of life and better health outcomes for people living with HIV or at risk of HIV is a truly humbling experience and affords me the opportunity to do what I can to make a difference.”
Positive Action programmes continue to be at the forefront in supporting communities most affected because of the passion, activism
Date of Preparation: March 2017 | AUS/HIV/0019/17