Ghana AIDS Commission
Ghana AIDS Commission

The theme chosen by Ghana for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Fast Track: Meeting the Health Needs of Children Towards an HIV-Free Generation”.

Ghana AIDS Commission
Ghana AIDS Commission

The 2015 World AIDS Day will be launched on Tuesday, 3rd November 2015 launched by Her Excellency the First Lady of Ghana, Dr Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama, Global Ambassador of the UNAIDS Global Response for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV. The launch of the 2015 World AIDS Day will be held at Teshie Salem Park, Accra to commence a month long period of activities leading to the World AIDS Day on the 1st of December, 2015.

This year’s World AIDS Day (WAD) will be commemorated in Ghana on Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 through a National Durbar at the Jubilee Park, Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The commemorative national durbar will be addressed by His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana and Chair of the Ghana AIDS Commission. The national durbar will be preceded by Islamic prayers and a press soiree on Friday, November 27, 2015, a Health Walk on Saturday November 28, 2015 and a non-denominational church service on Sunday, 30th November, 2015.

Highlights of activities towards the World AIDS Day include:

I. The launch of the First 90 of the national 90-90-90 campaign
II. Sensitisation of Ghanaians to the benefits of HIV testing and counselling
III. Community engagement by the Heart-to-Heart Ambassadors
IV. A Health Walk in aid of People Living with HIV and AIDS and HIV orphans.
I. Talk shows on Radio and TV across the country.
II. HIV and AIDS education programs in various Ghanaian languages, targeting rural and urban populations
III. Free testing for HIV and syphilis
IV. Screening for Breast and Cervical conditions (cancers)

The General Public is cordially invited to actively participate in the activities.

Source: Ghana Aids Commission

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