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NBR HIV and Aids Committee holds review meeting

Dec 24, 2013, 9:29 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

North Bank Regional AIDS Committee on Wednesday held a quarterly meeting with partners and stakeholders to review the progress and challenges and regional activities marking World AIDS Day, and implementation of HIV and AIDS programme in the region.

The one-day meeting was held at NAS Resource Centre in Kerewan.

Babou Jimba Jobe, regional AIDS coordinator, underscored the importance of the quarterly review meeting, saying it informs committee members about the status of partners’ intervention and responds to the fight against HIV and AIDS.

He said the regional World AIDS Day will focus more on raising public awareness on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Voluntary Counseling and Testing will be held in Fass Njaga Choi of Lower Nuimi and Kerr Pateh Koreh, Central Badibou.

NBR AIDS committee used the forum to discuss the upcoming Peace Corps HIV and AIDS football tournament, which will provide opportunity for players to learn more about HIV infection.

He thanked partners and stakeholders for their support and cooperation in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Kemo Gassama of the Governor’s Office commended partners and stakeholders in the region for their support in complementing government’s efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS, pledging the fullest support of the governor’s office.

Other speakers on the occasion included Haruna Kuyateh of Worldview The Gambia, Amat Joof of Agency for the Development of Women and Children, Marie Barry of AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni, Lamin Darboe of Kerewan Health Centre and Seedy Jagne of GFPA, who all delivered presentations on the various activities undertaken to accelerate the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Whilst appealing to the public to be proactive and adopt all protective means against contracting HIV, they also renewed calls on families to support and show care for people living with HIV and AIDS.

The partners lauded Global Fund for the support in promoting the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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