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01.08.2005 Health

NADMO tackles HIV/AIDS

GNA

Dormaa-Ahenkro, Aug 01, GNA - The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is to add the campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDS to its primary responsibility of disaster management and prevention.

Nana Atta Afena, Brong Ahafo Regional NADMO co-ordinator, said this at a workshop for 50 assembly members, some opinion leaders and heads of departments. He said the organization had found it prudent to join the campaign trail, "because the menace, if not checked in time, will assume disastrous dimensions, thereby compounding society's demands from NADMO".

Nana Afena said the organization had started intensive HIV/AIDS sensitisation programmes on pilot basis in the Techiman municipality, Dormaa and Berekum districts as well as in Sunyani municipality.

"NADMO hopes to impact positively on the on-going nation-wide campaign against the spread of the pandemic by adopting exceptional approach to information dissemination in a bid to making the message more friendly to people from all walks of life", Nana Atta Afena said. Nana Afena said as part of its strategies, the organisation would mount photo exhibitions on the pandemic to drive home why people need to heed to the clarion call for self-protection and attitudinal change.

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