UNPF to screen 5000 persons for HIV/AIDS in Calabar Carnival


Published on November 13, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments



The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) says it plans to screen 5000 persons for HIV/AIDS daily during the December Calabar Carnival.

The Programme Officer of UNPF in Nigeria, Mr Araoyimbo Idowu, disclosed this in Calabar on Sunday.

Idowu said that UNPF would conduct the tests in collaboration with an NGO, Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS).
He said that the fund would organise an awareness campaign tagged “Wise Up Cross River ’’on a daily basis throughout the one month carnival.

“There is going to be some demonstration by youths and various stakeholders during the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

“In the course of the campaign, there will be various activities including one-on-one counseling, music, graphic designs, tattoo inscription and games.

“Also, many young volunteers and other…

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