Guinean NGOs network against HIV/AIDS

Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Some twenty NGOs in Conakry, Guinea have joint ranks to fight HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in the country.
The net work that goes by the acronym ROSEGUI envisages preventive action coupled with advocacy for research into the pandemic.
As noted by chairperson Fatou Barry, ROSEGUI was created "to bring more dynamism, more synergy and more efficiency to the fight against AIDS and STDs in Guinea.
" Barry said the network, launched last Tuesday, intends to organise a solidarity day to raise funds for AIDS patients and orphans.
At Tuesday's launch, UNICEF representative Maximin Ouoba lauded the initiative which he found in line with the objectives of UNAIDS.
Ouoba noted that HIV/AIDS infection rates were higher south of the Sahara, and that the situation was all the more precarious against the backdrop of low access to health care, and inadequate social security to help the families bear the impact of the disease.

20 june 2001 08:03:00




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