West African nations establish corridor against AIDS

Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The West African nations of Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Cote d'Ivoire have decided to join efforts to effectively control AIDS by setting up a health corridor at their respective borders.
The Ivorian junior minister in charge of AIDS control, Assana Sangare, recently visited Cote d'Ivoire's south-eastern border for the official launch of the sub-regional programme.
The border villages of Noe and Elibou in the area are the major entry and exit points for goods and people between Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
The strategic choice of border areas to carry out effective AIDS control programmes was welcome by all partners dealing with health in Cote d'Ivoire.
Border areas are major points for AIDS awareness programmes because they serve as pools of concentration of people on the move.

29 july 2001 14:46:00

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