USafricare Embarks on a New HIV Initiative Targeting the Endangered Sub-Sahara Region of Africa
USafricare is embarking on an ambitious and broad public campaign strategy to educate and help to reduce the pandemic spread of HIV in sub-Sahara region of Africa, including, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroun and Togo. This 4-point campaign strategy aims at engaging the youth and collaborating with government bodies to provide all the vital information on the transmission and prevention of HIV. The youth within the ages of 15-25 will be the main target, given the high prevalence of the virus within this demographic.
USafricare is currently soliciting for government support in these regions to help bring awareness and help encourage safer sexual behavior amongst youth in these regions, while making information and testing more available and accessible to individuals.
This project will be a new blueprint on the fight against AIDS and will effectively reduce the spread of the HIV virus by 50% within its first year of implementation.
"2 of every 10 adults are HIV positive in Lagos and we can not afford to sit tight and let this pandemic destroy the fabric of our society," said Ugochukwu Collins (PhD), chair of USafricare.
The objective of this initiative is to educate individuals and form alliances with government bodies in the region to be more proactive in the fight against HIV/AIDS and to add HIV education in school curriculums.