World AIDS Day in Egypt

28-11-2016 04:42 PM

Mary Fikry

Antoun Milad

To mark World Aids Day on 1 December, the United Nations (UN) in Egypt will launch a number of activities in 15 governorates in Egypt for the 2016 National Campaign against AIDS.

The campaign aims at encouraging young people to engage with civil society and other stakeholders to spread awareness about HIV and services available in Egypt, disseminate key messages of awareness in order to encourage young people to carry out testing of HIV as a major step toward prevention and treatment, and strengthening the role of society and the media in educating young people and to promote healthy behaviour.

Egypt marks the annual World AIDS Day on 1st of December. Celebration is part of a national campaign designed to raise awareness about HIV, enhance prevention efforts and move the various sectors to address the stigma and discrimination that surround people living with HIV in Egypt. Through the annual campaign, national stakeholders succeed in mobilising key actors such as the media, celebrities, private-sector companies and civil society organisations to participate in the campaign with special focus on youth, women and children.

Watani International

28 November 2016

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