Nelly Bassily | August 22, 2011
Lesotho, a mountainous country bordered on all sides by South Africa, has the world’s highest HIV prevalence at 27.7%, with about half a million people infected with HIV. Treatment and drugs are free and HIV-positive people are now able to live longer and healthier lives. However, widows and children often suffer the dual pain of HIV infection and poverty. In order to help each other, people living with HIV and AIDS, usually form support groups to tackle common problems.
This prize-winning script describes one such support group, The Heso Organic and Integrated Therapeutic Centre. It offers a wide range of alternative and complementary therapies to vulnerable groups (HIV-positive or not), including massage, meditation, fitness exercises, and open-air garden walks.
This script is a mini-drama based on an actual interview with the founder and participants of the Heso Organic and Integrated Therapeutic Centre in October 2010. It was written by Lawrence Wakdet of the Institute of Human Virology in Nigeria.
Read the full script here: http://farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/93-6script_en.asp.