Lakes Teachers To Spread HIV/AIDS Message in Sudan

A 5-day workshop in Lakes State seeks to involve teachers in spreading HIV/AIDS awareness in the community and schools.

The workshop that commenced on Tuesday at a Rumbek hotel is an initiative of the Lakes State HIV/AIDS Commission in partnership with UNICEF.

“HIV/AIDS is a problem of everybody in South Sudan. We are specifically targeting teachers as they are best placed to pass information on the disease to the community and students who they interact with regularly”, he added.

The Lakes State HIV/AIDS Commission Deputy Director Peter Gum Ater said that the commission also intends to involve other community leaders in the fight against the scourge that is ravaging the impoverished semi-autonomous region.

“We shall involve key community stakeholders in spreading awareness on HIV /AIDS. These would include chiefs, the church leaders and other traditional leaders”, he said.

Ater recommended that Sunday prayer services should spare some minutes in their timetables to pass HIV/AIDS information to the congregations.

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