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Africa: using soccer to fight AIDS

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Health, Sport

All African Bazaar writes about a non-profit organization, which uses soccer to fight AIDS in Africa [1], “Founded by Tommy Clark,MD, Grassroot Soccer became a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2002. Dr. Clark conceived of the idea after having played soccer professionally in Zimbabwe. During that time he witnessed first hand both the power of soccer and the tragedy of HIV. He enlisted a group of friends who had similar experiences, and with the help of co-founders Methembe Ndlovu, Ethan Zohn and Kirk Friedrich created Grassroot Soccer.”