Arrow Electronics annual iKnow Concert

The iKnow Concert in Uganda ,is a landlocked country in East Africa, seeks to reach out young people t with accurate information on HIV/AIDS and healthy lifestyle.

Uganda is a snapshot of Africa’s vast potential – and challenge. Nine of 10 people are literate and half of the country uses mobile phones. But HIV infection is pervasive – 7.2 percent of the population tests positive. Conventional prevention programs lag, and millions who need help are discouraged by access to care, cultural attitudes and national policy.

The nonprofit Global Livingston Institute, with Arrow’s help, has launched an innovative public health campaign to increase awareness and extend testing and treatment. The annual iKnow Concert Series attracts large crowds with entertainment by popular Ugandan and U.S. musicians, but also provides extensive health education, testing and support.

In 2017, 44,000 people attended three concerts; 8,089 people received a free HIV test and counseling. Medical workers distributed 230,000 condoms and collected more than 300 units of blood.

Source:Arrow 2017 Sustainability Report