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The Eradication of Sexual Violence and HIV/AIDS

PARKVILLE, Mo., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- World Launch of the Jesus Maria, Jalisco, Mexico Project Parkville Rotary Club is excited to announce the world launch of a new model of intervention to eradicate sexual violence and HIV/AIDS. Mr. Yoshiaki Yamasaki M.S.Ed., Executive Director of the World Health Care Infrastructures (WHCI) d.b.a. The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, and his team of world-renowned expert pioneers in this field, will be presenting a program at Park University on The Eradication of Sexual Violence and HIV/AIDS on Friday, December 10th at Noon in the Park University Distance Learning Center. The program will also include the world primer of a documentary regarding the Jesus Maria Project. A reception for dignitaries from Philadelphia and Jesus Maria will begin at 11:30AM before the formal presentation. The program will also include the world primer of a documentary of the Jesus Maria Project beginning at 1:00PM This program was born from friendships and partnerships formed between Rotarians of Parkville, Rotarians of Arandas, Rotarians of Tepatitlan, the citizens of Jesus Maria, citizens from Parkville and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area, The Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, World Health Care Infrastructures (WHCI), National and International NGOs including the Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR), the Municipality of Jesus Maria, the Department of Coesida in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. Their common goal is to address this critical world health issue of eradicating sexual violence and HIV/AIDS.

This public health initiative of the Rotary goal of this Rotary program is to launch this project and bring awareness through the education of Rotarians and myriad stakeholders interested in being a part of the start-up phase of the Jesus Maria Project. Information will be provided outlining why the need for the Jesus Maria Project is critical to the citizens of Jesus Maria and the State of Jalisco. The funds raised will provide the necessary supplies, including HIV/AIDS testing kits, training for the clinicians in Jesus Maria, educational materials, pharmaceuticals and the educational component, including counseling for the survivors of sexual assault and HIV/AIDS.

There will also be an in depth strategic planning session with all stakeholders gathering in Parkville for this program and to present the full scope of the desired end result of building the Jesus Maria Sexual Assault and HIV/AIDS Clinic which will provide crucial resources and services. The land for the clinic has already been donated and the architectural plans have been drawn with the approval and support of the Municipality of Jesus Maria and the State of Jalisco. Services of the self-sustaining clinic will be providing services to the regional area including the entire State of Jalisco.

Rotary is a community service organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide with 1.2 million members, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Parkville Rotary Club has been in existence since 1946 and many of our members are Paul Harris Fellows. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self." The World Health Care Infrastructures (WHCI), The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium and the Women Organized Against Rape are the oldest organizations working in collaboration with governments on three continents, non-governmental organizations and pharmaceutical firms worldwide. WHCI has strategically positioned itself as a primary facilitating agent to assist and add value in preventive health care by building infrastructures among existing local hospitals, health care providers and practitioners, faith based organizations and other relevant social and cultural partners in all of its projects. WHCI's practical objective is to empower persons to manage their own health care by providing effective outreach, education, prevention, counseling and testing, and linkages to direct medical care. Their purpose is to establish a sustainable, culturally appropriate consortium of care in the countries with whom they collaborate.

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