AIDS campaigners move to bus terminals

Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian health ministry last weekend launched a vast anti-AIDS campaign targeting Bamako's bus terminals to sensitise passengers on ways to prevent the incurable pandemic.
The director of the national health information, education and communication centre Abdoulaye Coulibaly said the objective of the campaign was to reach tha largest audience possible.
He said that the campaigners performed public sketches and distributed condoms as a way of breaking the prevailing silence arround the incurable disease.
Coulibaly added that similar campaigns would later be carried out in other regions where condom supply points would be established at all bus terminals.
The Malian government has initiated the anti-AIDS sensitisation as a way of preventing the further spread of HIV which causes the incurable AIDS.
A few months ago, the government launched the "Train of Hope" during which anti-AIDS campaigners stopped at various railways stations between Bamako and Kayes to educate people on how to prevent the scourge.

02 may 2001 15:30:00




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