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Nigeria Gives Priority to Combating HIV/AIDS Among Youths

November 16, 2004

The Nigerian government is developing strategies aimed at reducing the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among young people in the country, said Abraham Abebe, director of the public health division of the Ministry of Health. A National Youth Agenda, derived from the National Youth Policy, will pursue a mission to expand and coordinate multi-sector responses for youths to reduce poverty, which can lead to youths having illicit sex, said Abebe. Regular youth workshops on HIV/AIDS, school enlightenment programs, empowerment and capacity building for youths will also be a part of the NYA program, she said.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
11.14.04


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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