Jan 23, 2012, 12:10 PM
As part of their contribution to the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other related diseases, the Embassy of the
The workshop was held at the Corinth Atlantic Hotel in
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the
Ambassador Barry Wells said that it was a great honour for the
He said the action and leadership of those in positions of power can drastically impact the behaviour modification needed for the military to defend itself against this deadly disease. Ambassador Barry Wells therefore expressed his pleasure for the presence of Commandant Pape Mousse Ndiaye, from the Senegalese Armed forces who attended the three day workshop. Deputising for the Chief of defence staff, Major General Lang. Tombong Tamba, Lt Col Yankuba Drammeh said that over the 20 years since HIV/AIDS was first identified by health workers and advocates many have sought to confront the disease as it moved from a scientific mystery to a global pandemic. "Despite their efforts the disease has produced a pattern of death and destruction in the world," he said.