About Us

Tulumbe is a Luganda (language spoken in Uganda) word that means to engage. It is a call upon all partners, stakeholders and the general community to come together and engage in coming up with solutions that will address ending the HIV epidemic among the African Immigrant community.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to co-create a robust, sustainable partnership that considers the unique contributions of patients, community members, stakeholders and researchers to reduce the negative impact of HIV among African immigrants through knowledge acquisition, stigma reduction, cultural awareness as well as engagement in care and services.

Values: The following values define how we collaboratively work together to achieve our mission.

  • Respect
  • Culture
  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Community

Based on our values our guiding principles include:

  1. Ensuring that the African Immigrant Community is an active participant in reducing HIV-related stigma, encouraging HIV prevention and improving the health of the community;
  2. Developing a robust research partnership that values and respects diverse expertise;
  3. Creating evidence-informed solutions to improve the health and welfare of African immigrants in Massachusetts.


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