Churches Dedicate Weekly Sermons To AIDS Fight


information pills ask geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Among the key interventions according to Director General Uganda AIDS Commission, case Dr. Kihumuro Apuuli, will be strengthening communication of information about HIV via groups, institutions and people to whom the masses have more respect and bear allegiance, for these are most likely to sound out the message more effectively.

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“Some of these will include traditional and cultural institutions as well as places of worship,” Apuuli said.

Speaking in a press briefing at the Media Centre in Kampala, Apuuli noted that “These two, we have already gotten on board, and very soon you will start receiving messages on HIV/AIDS delivered in sermons in all churches of all faiths and mosques every week.”

The national celebrations will be held in Mbarara district and will run under the theme “Re-engaging Communities For Effective HIV prevention”.

This year’s cerebrations have also adopted a slogan “Accelerating Community action towards Zero new infections”.

In its efforts to act in line with the slogan, government has aligned a number of interventions believed, once implemented, to indeed reduce to zero the number of people acquiring the virus.

It is estimated that over 150,000 Ugandans are contracting HIV/AIDS on an annual basis, on top of 25,000 babies born with the infection.

Reports have indicated that earlier concerns had started emerging that the ministry of Health and Uganda AIDS Commission had swayed from communicating direct messages to the people in a manner that engages them and in a language and at a level that they understand.

They had instead adopted a more mundane uncommitted and impersonal mode of communication where billboards are posted all around the city which do not deliver the real message that can help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Now, the messages will be passed on as believers visit their places of worship.


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