Dublin City University The Mall The Rose Bowl AIDS Memorial since 1 December 2006
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Rose Atieno was a 32 year old Kenyan woman who died in a rat infested hut in Nakuru, a town located in the Rift Valley, Kenya. Rose was cared for by her 7 year old son, as both her husband and daughter Harriet were HIV positive. Harriet contracted the virus from Rose during pregnancy. At the time of Rose's death, it was estimated that she was the 40 millionth person to loose her life to the virus.
The Rose Project was founded by Mary Donohoe in 2003 to provide financial support to locally lead HIV related healthcare programmes preventing mother to child transmission in Kenya and currently in Lilongwe, Malawi.
In 2005, The Rose Project commissioned a sculpture to commemorate Rose and all who had lost their lives to AIDS. The Irish sculptor Sandra Bell was chosen for the commission. The sculpture was inaugurated by the former Irish President Dr Mary Mc Aleese, on World AIDS Day 2006. The sculpture spent the first six years of life in St Stephen's Green. Because the space was needed for temporary art exhibitions, the Rose Bowl is now housed at Dublin City University on the north side of the City, which has a particular interest in Global Health. It was rededicated by Catherine Muigai Mwangi, Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland, on the eve of World AIDS Day 2012.

The Rose Project at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services