National Week against HIV-AIDS on November 15. 5/11/10
National Week against Hiv/Aids from November 15 to December 15.
Namibe — The Angola National Network of Hiv/Aids Services Organisations (ANASO) in southwestern Namibe province will run the National Week against Hiv/Aids from November 15 to December 15.
This was announced by ANASO's Namibe representative, Samuel Carvalho, who told Angop that the event will include a solidarity march, Stop Sida campaigns, lectures, debates, visits to hospitals and homes, as well as a fund raising gala.
Samuel Carvalho informed that the activities aim at raising people's awareness about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, the impact of Hiv/Aids on women, families and communities. The dissemination of information on commitment statement and law on Hiv/Aids, promotion of love and solidarity with people living with the virus are some of the purposes of the event.
According to Samuel de Carvalho, the event will take place in the districts of Namibe and Tombwa, including fairs of services linked to Hiv/Aids and great endemics. The Angolan National Network of Hiv/Aids Services Organisations is a pool of non-governmental forums and organisations involved in the fight against the disease.
It was established in August 1994 and seeks to be a response of member organisations to Hiv/Aids in the country. It gathers 278 member organisations.