NACA woos religious leaders on HIV/AIDS prevention and eradication Reviewed by Momizat on . Director General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), Professor John Idoko has appealed to religious leaders to partner with the agency in spr Director General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), Professor John Idoko has appealed to religious leaders to partner with the agency in spr Rating:
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NACA woos religious leaders on HIV/AIDS prevention and eradication

Director General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), Professor John Idoko has appealed to religious leaders to partner with the agency in spreading the message of prevention of HIV/AIDS saying it remains the most effective means of controlling new infections of HIV/AIDS.

Speaking in Abuja at a special thanksgiving and awareness creation service held at the Central Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Professor Idoko says the collaboration of religious leaders will help in reducing the nation’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

He said efforts are being made by the agency not just to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, but to achieve zero prevalence rate in the nearest future.

Area Pastor of the church, Pastor Emenike Chijioke, pledged the support of the church to control the spread of the disease.

He further added that there is a need for the church to express more love towards persons already infected in order to help them live their lives without stigmatization.

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    Alaine Elizabeth (Caleb university, Imota, Lagos)
    This is indeed a stepping stone towards the control/eradication of HIV/AIDS in the society. Apart from the religous leaders  encouraging the people to abstain from unhealthy relationships, people on their own should develop the right attitude towards this killer disease. I think that organisations especially health related organizations should come up with various behavior change communication programmes to enlighten the public on preventing this disease for a better tomorrow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ugolizzy91 Lisa Alaine

    It is a good development for the director general of NACA to appeal to the church to join in the fight against HIV/AIDS. More hands have to be on deck for the fight against this disease. Youths have to behave responsible when it comes to their sexual lives. Also behaviour change communication strategies should be put into place.Take for example the use of forums and seminars to educate the public on the disease and how to not stigmatize people living with the disease. With all these put into place i believe that there is hope for Nigeria in relation to HIV/AIDS

    Nkpubre Peace
    Caleb University Lagos

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