Group Organises Programme On HIV/AIDS


The National Youth Network on HIV/AIDS, Population and Development (YNETHA), Ogun  State chapter is to organise a youth empowerment programme aimed at enlightening  participants on the importance of women and youth empowerment in combating the  scourge of HIV/AIDS.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS, the state Coordinator of YNETHA, Mr. Tola Adenekan, assured  participants of updates from experts on the various ways of preventing HIV/AIDS  epidemic and other serious health problems.

According to the former National Public Relations Officer of the National Youth  Council of Nigeria (NYCN): ”We are expecting 500 youth delegates from various  organisations across the state and they are to work with others to protect the right  of vulnerable groups such as young people who use drugs, young sex workers, young  men who have sex with men (lesbians),  youths in prisons and young people living  with HIV.

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”We are assuring them that after the four-day programme, they would have been  equipped with modern trends and ways to tackle the scourge.”

The programme is scheduled to hold between Sunday, 31 October to Thursday, 4  November, 2010 at the National Youth Development Centre, Owode – Egba in Obafemi  Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

—Abiodun Onafuye

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