The Queen’s West Africa AIDS Foundation (QWAAF) was founded in 2010 after intern Linda Sun visited WAAF. Upon her return to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, she started the Queen’s chapter of WAAF. Since then, QWAAF has been working to combat HIV/AIDS/STIs and their related stigmas in Ghana and Canada, as well as facilitating an open dialogue within QWAAF’s own community about the effects of HIV/AIDS/STIs.
QWAAF’s primary focus is to raise funds for WAAF, and has collaborated with WAAF on projects such as the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s Fund, the Healthy Mums = Health Babies project, the Crisis Fund, the Prison Program, and School and Community Outreach Education projects. Within QWAAF’s own community, QWAAF works closely with local HIV/AIDS organizations to educate and reduce stigma. QWAAF also sends interns to the WAAF clinic each year, to assist with various projects and the internal affairs of WAAF.