Gambia commemorates World AIDS Day

Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian Minister for Health and Social Welfare Baboucarr Gaye said on Tuesday that the country was fulfiling its promise at the 2006 United Nations high level meeting on HIV and AIDS to provide universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support for patients of the pandemic by 2010.
"As of 2009, we established nine sites for access to anti-retroviral treatment across the country, 23 service sites to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and 34 sites for providing voluntary counseling and testing," Gaye said while addressing school children at the commemoration of World AIDS Day in Banjul.
He said his government would continue to support People Living with HIV by fully recognizing their values and involvement in the society Lamin Ceesay, President of Santa Yalla Support Society, an NGO, called for private sector support to people with HIV and AIDS.

01 december 2009 22:00:00

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