OUR STORY

The Group began in Gillingham in 2003 as a small self-help group for Africans infected or affected by HIV.

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OUR EVENTS

Driven by passion, HACO support' and organises different monthly charity events all through the year.

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OUR TEAM

HACO leadership is blessed with a team of talented and experienced workers from different disciplines.

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Who We are

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Health Action Charity Organisation (HACO) was established as a charitable organisation in the Kent area of the United Kingdom in 2003. We have been working to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and provide support to the African population within the Kent area.

We work in close partnership with the Medway Council public health Team, and our work here is highly valued. We are all aware that HIV is a problem in our communities and it is having a negative impact on families.

Help Us Achieve

Our Target each month is to reachout to all and sundry about the dangers of HIV. We offer FREE screenings.

Screened %
HIV
75%
Supports
Sponsors
60%

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Adults in the UK who use antiretroviral prescription medicines for their long-term condition are being invited to take part in an anonymous on-line survey which is attempting to find out day-to-day experiences of medication use. The questionnaire is being run by four final year students on an MPharm course at the Medway School of Pharmacy, which is part of the Universities of Greenwich and Kent in Medway. The findings will support the Medicines Optimisation agenda developed by the Royal Pharmaceutical … read more

Advert for exhibition NewAdvert for exhibition New Wearing African clothing is a wonderful way for many to celebrate our cultural heritage and to commemorate the beauty of our motherland. Have you ever wondered: Why Africans are always colourfully dressed ? What the different colour stands for in the different African countries? How the head scarf (“Gele”) originated and the history behind it? How African fabrics have influenced modern day British fashion? Health Action Charity Organisation MBE is carrying out an … read more

  Respect your elders.” This statement may seem all too familiar, but is it really being followed these days? Everyday as I flip through the television, I witness discrimination against the old and wise. Frequently on television programmes, I notice a false portrayal of old people as being boring and in poor health. The audience laughs as a teenager yells words at a grandmother whose hearing is failing or a grandfather having trouble finding his false teeth. I don’t know … read more

As one of the providers of the Medway Integrated Sexual Health Service by Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust , we provide HIV prevention, community outreach, testing, support and expert advice one-to-one and in group settings. Community Outreach Meeting people where they live and work is a really effective way of spreading key messages around sexual health, and generating increased demand for and access to services. Using staff members and volunteers with strong local knowledge and a good rapport with people … read more