Peer Educators Train On Hiv/Aids (UE/R)

A forty (40) peer educators have undergone a 3-day Training Programme to provide Community Based Comprehensive Sexual Education, (CBCSE) on HIV/AIDS prevention and management to adolescents and young people in the Bawku municipality.

 The raining programme which was organized by the Youth and Culture in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service, (GHS)

The youth were trained how to advice their peers and the general public on the prevention and management of the deadly disease HIV/AIDS to disseminate the risk involved which has no known cured to any affected victims.   The Municipal Disease Control Officer, Mr.Ayamgah James, advised the youth and the general public to desist from sex or must use condoms whilst going into the act.   He stressed the need to abstain from it especially the youth from tender age, and married couple should not be cheating on their partners.

Mr. Ayamgah advised the youth and the general public to go for Voluntary Counselling Test (VCT) at their various health centres to check and be sure of their status so that they would know how to go with their lives, whether tested positive or negative.   He stressed the need for health education on preventing HIV remained the only sure way of reducing the harm caused by AIDS.

He urged the youth to educate the community through health talks, group discussions, video show, etc to avoid contracting HIV infections.

Mr. Ayamgah, also used the occasion to enlighten the public on a promised Award Package of GH¢ 300.00 on a report by anybody on the Guinea Worm case reported to the nearest health facility. 

Source: ISD (Iddrisu Sulemana)




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