Liberia: National AIDS Commission, Partners Plan 2020 World AIDS Day

Monrovia — The National AIDS Commission (NAC) in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and partners has released activities leading to the commemoration of World AIDS Day 2020 in Liberia.

Liberia will on December 1, 2020 join the rest of the world over to commemorate World AIDS Day, a day set aside by the world body to raise awareness about the HIV and AIDS pandemic; providing a platform to reflect on achievements made in the national HIV response and to embrace solidarity with persons living with HIV and those who have died of AIDS related complications.

According to a NAC release, series of activities have been listed to be executed from November 25-December 1, 2018 under the Global Theme: “Global solidarity, shared responsibility and a National Theme : “Get Involved, end AIDS together in Liberia.

The activities which run from Wednesday, November 25-Satursday, November 28, include radio talk shows, awareness, dialogue and HIV mobile testing at ELWA Junction, Red Light Market and Jocab Town community.

According to the release, these activities will provide a platform for the AIDS Commission to educate people about dangers HIV poses to the country and the need for them know their HIV status.

The release furthered that the HIV mobile testing will also allow the team to visit various beaches during the November 29 festivity to enable Liberians especially young people to know their status.

The release quotes organizers of the World AIDS Day program as saying, these activities will be climaxed with an indoor program on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, where local and international partners will gather to reflect on gains made over the years in mitigating the impact of the HIV and AIDS epidemic on the population.