Sierra Leone Commemorates World AIDS Day

Sierra Leone has joined the World to Commemorates the World AIDS Day (WAD) on theme: “Global Solidarity Shared Responsibility”. The event which took place at the National stadium attracted key stakeholders including community people, youth groups, journalists and Civil Societies, Inter Religious Councils, Key Population in the HIV response, NETHIPS Family among others.

                   Chief Medical Officer Making a statement on Word AIDS Day

 

In her welcome address the Deputy Minister in the Ministry Information and Communications Madam Mamadi Ngobeh Kamara underscored the importance of the WAD commemoration. She said called for collective effort in moving forward the response.

Statement were made by representative from the Inter-Religious Council, Coordinator CARKAP, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone, Coordinator – CCM of the Global Fund in Sierra Leone, Executive Director – Network of HIV Positives in Sierra Leone Mr. Idrissa D.M. Songo and a commemoration message by the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Prof. Alpha Tejan Wurie.

The minister also used the forum to launch the National Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 and the PLHIV Stigma Index Report 2.0. was launched by the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone.