Ministry of Health Launches AIDS Awareness and Support Programme
The Ministry of Health - along with the National AIDS Control Programme, Caritas and Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development – has launched a programme to reduce the spread of AIDS.
The Ministry of Health – along with the National AIDS Control Programme, Caritas and Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development – has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch an awareness campaign to reduce the spread of AIDS by the year 2030, by supporting patients who are currently living with AIDS and providing them with appropriate treatment.
The programme will reach out to the most vulnerable people through awareness campaigns, and support patients currently living with HIV and their families through psychological and social support. Different seminars will be held around the country to educate more people about the condition.
The Ministry pointed out the crucial role that civil society organisations play in terms of spreading awareness and reaching the most vulnerable groups – in cooperation with NGOs – to significantly reduce AIDS in Egypt by 2030 and eventually eradicate AIDS along with other viruses in the future.