Eastern African governments map out anti-HIV/AIDS strategies

Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Governments in East Africa and the Great Lakes region have agreed on a common regional action plan against HIV/AIDS along the region's trunk roads.
The plan was among major resolutions agreed at a regional workshop in Nairobi last week, organised by the Rwanda-based "Great Lakes Initiative on AIDS" in conjunction with UNAIDS.
The workshop, dubbed "Safe Journey," highlighted the case of long distance truck drivers, their assistants and other crew members, commercial sex workers and communities along the major migratory routes, noting they were the most vulnerable to the pandemic.
The agreed action plan against HIV/AIDS includes a calendar of activities, a budget and specific responsibilities for participating agencies.

23 may 2001 13:25:00

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