"I Love Africa," a feature-length documentary following HIV/AIDS activist Suzanne Africa Engo, premiered December 1, in honor of World AIDS Day, on MTV Act.
"I Love Africa" gives young people an in-depth look at how one individual can make a difference in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The film follows Engo as she struggles to lose 110 pounds by running to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. The activist set a challenge that she would lose the weight and run from the United Nations in New York to Oprah Winfrey / Harpo Studios in Chicago. After the mission was completed, she continued a run through three different continents, promoting awareness of AIDS charities and initiatives such as Bono and Bobby Shriver's (Product) RED and Russell Simmons' DEF FUND.
More on Suzanne Africa Engo MTV, along with the Kaiser Family Foundation, has ranked Engo one of the Top 40 Youth AIDS activists in the world. Engo is the founder of the NY AIDS Film Festival and co-founder of African Action on AIDS.
Annually, I gather small donated gift items (Ex. small bottles of lotion, herbal teas, music CD's, chocolates, cookies, playing cards, books, magazines, etc. & make small gift packages and deliver them to the San Francisco General Hospital AIDS Ward to ensure the Inpatients that THEY ARE NOT ALONE.
World AIDS Day is held on 01 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.