The Municipal Chief Executive for Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly, Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah with support from Jekora Ventures organized a street activation exercise, exhibition, counselling session and HIV testing and screening for its constituents.
This was done in commemoration of the World AIDS Day, themed “Global Solidarity, Resilient HIV Services” and Korle Klottey constituency’s theme “Stay safe, End AIDS by 2020”.
The street activation exercise took place at various major roads within the municipality.
The municipality through the Municipal AIDS Committee (MAC) which chaired by the MCE Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah has made a commitment to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection.
Some constituents partook in the HIV screening and testing exercise.
Also, to curb misinformation, a school alert program was instituted to help form groups and clubs where people are selected as HIV ambassadors.
The HIV focal person for Korley Klottey Municipality, Antoinette Opoku explained that “the campaign seeks to increase awareness, knowledge and positive behaviours related to HIV prevention, treatment and care.”
Also, she called on constituents “to use the antiretroviral therapy treatment centre in the Adabraka Polyclinic”.
The municipality partnered with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana-West Africa Program to Combat AIDS and STI (WAPCAS), and National Association of People Living with HIV (NAP+).