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21.12.2007 Health

NGO Starts Intensive HIV/AIDS Campaign

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The Universal United Youth Organisation (UUY) at Akim Oda in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region has embarked on intensive campaign to educate the youth in the District about the dangers of HIV/AIDS.

This followed a revelation that even though some of the youth in the District were aware of the disease, most of them were not perturbed about its dangers due to the high illiteracy rate.

Some of the programmes initiated by the UUY, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), were drama on HIV/AIDS; the formation of HIV/AIDS clubs, debate on HIV/AIDS, provisions of flyers and brochures on HIV/AIDS including public durbars.

The UUY had earlier organised several similar programmes on HIV/AIDS, with the latest programme being a quiz competition on the disease among five Senior High Secondary Schools in the Birim South District and a weeklong campaign on HIV/AIDS prevention and abstinence.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Mr Eric Pinaman Asare, President of UUY, noted that the biggest challenge in the campaign against HIV/AIDS was how to influence Ghanaians, particularly, the youth to change their attitude towards sex.

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