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NATIONWIDE SENSITIZATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE ON HIV/AIDS PREVENTION

Ministry of Youth and Sports through it's Department of Planning in partnership with ActionAid International - The Gamba are on a nationwide sensitization on HIV/AIDS Infection among young people.

The sensitization that started since July 8, 2020, was meant to sensitize young people on HIV/AIDS prevention in the country.

The sensitization team already covered all the regions and districts of North Bank, Central River, Upper River, Lower River and West Coast Region respectively of the country. The team is currently in Kanifing Municipality for this week and will cover Banjul in the coming week. 

Musa Mbye, Director of Planning said the sensitization program is in line with the strategic outcome of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.  He said as a ministry they are very much committed to the development and empowerment of young people. "The well-being of our young people is of great concern of the government of the Gambia," he said. He said they already covered over 40 districts out of 48 across the country and the reminding ones will be covered in the coming weeks. 

According to Fanta Jatta Sowe, ActionAid International -The Gambia the sensitizations are gear towards accelerating HIV/AIDS prevention among young people in the country.  She challenged young people of the country to do all they can to prevent themselves from the disease. "HIV/AIDS still exist and still killing people and new infections are happening. Please take care of yourselves," she advised.   

She described her office partnership with MoYS as very important to the fight against the HIV/AIDS.  "We value our relationship with MoYS and from now on we will continue working with you because no one institution can do it alone," she said. 

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