Burkina Faso seeks action plan against HIV/AIDS

Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A national workshop on a plan of action against HIV/AIDS wound up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso this weekend.
Jointly organised by the Youth Against AIDS African Network(RAJS) and the Association for the Promotion of African Youth and Development (APJAD), the workshop that lasted Friday and Saturday sought to promote active partnership among Burkinabe youth in the mobilisation against HIV/AIDS.
Participants reflected on ways to facilitate exchanges among associations in Burkina Faso as well as with countries of the West African sub-region and the rest of the continent.
The workshop came in the build up to an international youth forum on HIV/AIDS and the sexually transmissible diseases billed for December in Ouagadougou.
According to UNAIDS statistics, Burkina Faso has an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of more than 7 percent, with youth between 15 and 24 years old the most affected.

22 july 2001 19:14:00




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