Jean-Paul Ngueya
Vice President

 
Mr. Jean Paul Ngueya was born in Cameroon and now lives in France. He is bi-lingual in French and English. Mr. Ngueya is a life-long advocate, educator, and counselor in the area of HIV/AIDS, especially for young people under 25 years old. He also specialized in issues surrounding displaced persons, orphaned and immigrant communities.
 
In various capacities he has promoted access to affordable and relevant services that reduce HIV/AIDS. He has promoted safer sexual activities and has provided psychosocial care for individuals with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), including HIV/AIDS.
 
Mr. Ngueya since 2007 has worked at Afrique Avenir, that advocates for populations of Africa, Antilles and Caribbean. In this capacity he goes to nightclubs were the young people are to educate and advocate for the prevention of STI, including HIV. At the nightclubs he offers to both patrons and staff preventative advice, distributing material (condoms, brochures, flyers, leaflets. While in the nightclub he responds to questions, constructs contact networks (connections, figures of authority)
 
Mr. Ngueya has also worked with Medecins D’Afrique /Europe (Doctors of Africa/ Europe). During that time he organized nutrition workshops for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) ; provided Psychosocial support and introduced  a warm ambiance at meal times with music, stories and entertainment. Mr. Ngueya was responsible for the pre-test and post-test activities for the Nonoxynol-9 Research Study Project with Family Health International. Mr. Ngueya was also in charge of
counseling (psychological care for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS) at the day hospital in Douala, Cameroon.  Mr. Ngueya has many year of experience volunteering for various causes and organizations that includes Enfance Espoir, Secours populaire Français, and. Ensemble contre le sida.
 
Mr. Ngueyas professional presentation for international Conferences have included
2009 San Francisco (USA) : Promoting sexual and reproductive health by regulating behavioral attitudes and spreading information; 2008 Dakar (Senegal) : The impact of nutrition workshops on hospitalized migrant patients infected with HIV;  2003 (Punta del Este): The impact of social perceptions in the prevention of HIV and STI’s ; 2002  Antwerp (Belgium) : Advisory role in a study of preventative research on HIV/AIDS; 2000 Durban ( South Africa ): The social representation of AIDS;  and 2001 Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) The positive regulation.
 
Mr. Ngueya formal education includes a university Diploma in the “Sexual Health and Human Rights, training in Counseling, Guidelines for HIV/AIDS messages, and training in writing film scripts. His hobbies and interests include football, documentary films, and travelling.