Southwark Civic Award
The Reverend Fred Osei Annin, known as Pastor Fred, received letter of Commendation for his voluntary organisation which works to combat stigma and prejudice in the church against HIV that he started eighteen years ago. At the time Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham had amongst the highest incidences in the UK and he was aware that some of his fellow pastors were not encouraging access to medical help. His intervention has successfully influenced churches to embrace HIV prevention not only in Southwark but also across London.
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