World AIDS Day 2017

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Tue, 2017-12-05 07:42

 

 

As is tradition; the University of Nairobi joined the world in marking World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017. This year; the University collaborated with the National AIDS Control Council to organize a full day event at the Chancellor’s Court, Main Campus. The theme this year was “Step Up for HIV Prevention: Youth Na Plan,” The event mainly targeted students, staff and was open to members of the public.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr. Julius Korir presided over the event, in his speech; he highlighted the various youth projects the Ministry has implemented in response to HIV. This projects have led to a decrease in number of recorded HIV cases and a good majority of people are able to access ARVs and support.

Representing the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, was the Principal, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Prof. Bernard Aduda, who noted that the University of Nairobi continues to adopt a multi-faceted approach focusing on clinical practice, research and policy formulation.  He said that much work remains to be done in a multidisciplinary approach focusing on most at risk populations to prevent new infections. 

At the event various tents were set up for HIV testing services, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), counseling, blood sugar and hypertension screening, Body Mass Index (BMI) are among the services were offered.

 

 

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