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Gambia Cricket Association observed world aids day

Dec 7, 2009, 1:36 PM | Article By: Cherno O. Bobb

The Gambia Cricket Association (GCA) last Friday 4th December 2009 joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Aids Day.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Bai Cham, the Deputy Director of National Aids Secretarial (NAS), said The Gambia has joined other nations in commemorating World Aids Day.

Mr. Cham also revealed that 3rd December is a day initiated by the United Nations and the world at large, meant to focus on global awareness of the pandemic and generate positive actions to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Cham also stated that HIV/AIDS is by far the single biggest threat to development and a concern to collective security.

He further revealed that in 1998 World AIDS Day was about mobilising resources, increasing awareness and imparting education, noting that this year’s global theme is about universal assess and human rights.

According to Mr. Cham, "they are appreciative of the local theme set by the Gambia Cricket Association (GCA)," which is "Stigmatization Against AIDS Patients."

For his part, Mr. David Dawda Jones said AIDS have negative impacts on our lives, as according to him, |if you are not infected then you are affected."

He also stated that Banjul City Council is willing to work towards eradicating the stigmata associated with HIV/AIDS. He concluded by saying that people with AIDS are partners in development.