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Ghana is losing HIV/AIDS fight due to gov’t’s lack of commitment – GHANET

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The National Public Relations Officer for the Ghana HIV and AIDS Network (GHANET), Mr. Patrick Namoo, has raised concerns over the government’s inadequate commitment to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.

According to the PRO, the lack of support by the government to create awareness in both traditional and modern media platforms has significantly contributed to the continued spread of the virus, particularly among the youth.

“The sad reality is that young girls are now disproportionately affected by the virus. Many of them lack adequate knowledge on prevention methods and, disturbingly, some even engage in unprotected intercourse with their partners,” he stated.

Speaking on A1 Radio, Mr. Namoo further expressed deep disappointment at the government’s failure to prioritize essential resources such as logistics and adequate staffing for offices dedicated to HIV/AIDS sensitization and education.

“If you go to the Ghana Aid Commission now, they are understaffed, and logistics for them to conduct sensitization campaigns across traditional and new media platforms are sorely lacking,” lamented Mr. Namoo.

He added, “As a country, we seem to have shifted our attention away from the fight against HIV/AIDS to other diseases like COVID-19 and others.”

GHANET is a civil society organization (CSO) dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS in Ghana. has highlighted the pressing need for stronger governmental support in addressing this ongoing public health crisis.

He therefore underscored the urgent need for comprehensive education and awareness programs targeting the youth to address misconceptions and promote safer sexual practices.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|

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