Local centre in Mali mounts an AIDS awareness campaign

Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The social service of the Kati health centre, 18 km from Bamako, Wednesday launched an awareness campaign on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases as part of its activities aimed at protecting the population against these diseases.
Aïda Dia Coulibaly, head of the Kati centre social service, who is co-ordinating the campaign, is using various media strategies such as the projection of video films, lectures in schools, bus stations, bar-restaurants and other places frequented by many people to pass on the messages.
Coulibaly said that those who patronised the awareness campaign showed keen interest in the content of the messages.
The campaign will continue until May in order to reach as many people as possible.
Mali has 130,000 people living with HIV, and a 3.
5 percent HIV prevalence rate, among its 10 million people.

25 avril 2001 17:30:00

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