Orthodox Church joins mobilisation against HIV/AIDS

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Orthodox Church Friday said it would in collaboration with its Sunday Schools, soon launch a nation-wide anti-HIV/AIDS campaign involving 2.
5 million youths to raise 30 million US dollars.
Church officials said the plan has already been submitted to the national council on HIV/AIDS, as well as circulated to other organisations in the country, seeking their support and participation.
They said Sunday School cadres would fan out in a sensitisation crusade against the pandemic, and that a five-day seminar would be organised for the young crusaders prior to the offensive.
The organisers further said funds from the campaign would be used to care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Ethiopia, with an estimated 3 million sufferers, is among countries with a high rate of HIV/AIDS prevalence.

03 august 2001 10:18:00

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