OUT’s Engage Men’s Health project wins Feather Award

We are humbled! OUT’s Engage Men’s Health project was honoured with a Feather Award for Best LGBTIQ Initiative – Private Sector on Wednesday 11 November.

EMH was recognised for the “inspiring” work that we do in providing free and accessible services to the MSM community.

The annual Feather Awards, which hosted its 12th event this year, celebrates and honours LGBTIQ and allied achievers, entertainers and activists.

Dawie Nel, the Director of OUT, accepted the award on behalf of the organisation at a glamorous awards ceremony at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

We congratulate and thank OUT and EMH staff around the country for their commitment to our goal of attaining an HIV-free, inclusive and healthy world.

Congratulations also to our colleagues, EMH Office Manager Antoinett (Vaivi) Swartz and Moude Maodi-Swartz, OUT’s Paralegal and Human Resources Officer, who were named Cutest Couple of the Year. The lovebirds made us proud!

The Engage Men’s Health project, operated by OUT LGBT Well-being and funded by USAID and PEPFAR through FHI 360 Epic, was launched in 2019. It includes a clinic in Melville, Johannesburg and mobile outreach services in the Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City metros.

In October 2020, OUT’s TEN81 clinic and outreach services in Tshwane – funded by the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and CDC through the Aurum Institute – also joined the Engage Men’s Health family.

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