The National HIV and AIDS Coalition – Sierra Leone NHAC-SL in collaboration with SPW, GOAL and stakeholders in the health sector joined the world over to observe the Global Week for Action in Sierra Leone.
The sensitization Programme on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic attracted commercial drivers, passengers and communities in the Kissy area, topics discussed at the sensitization range from prevention, control, care and support to people living with the disease.
The severe impact of the AIDS pandemic on families, communities and economies is commonly acknowledged. AIDS continues to kill almost 6000 people each day and more than 2 out of 3 HIV positive people still lack access to treatment.
While women make up an increasing proportion of those living with HIV and bear a greater burden of care, current AIDS responses do not tackle the violation of women’s rights – a key driver of the pandemic. The organizers of the Global Week disclosed.
For the past three years during the Global AIDS Week of Action, activists have organized actions in Sierra Leone to hold leaders accountable on their landmark commitment to fight AIDS The Global AIDS Week of Action is the defining mobilization moment before world leaders report back to the UN on the progress they have made to meet their commitments on HIV and AIDS.
The Global AIDS Week of Action is an opportunity for activists around the world to stand together, generate political pressure and demand action from our leaders, several condom boxes were distributed and leaflets singing and of HIV and AIDS songs formed a high point of the sensitization Programme review on existing HIV and Laws will be held today at YWCA.