Identify your role in fight against HIV/Aids – Dr Rhonda Moore

first_imgAs Guyana marks more than 25 years in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Guyanese are being encouraged to identify their roles in the battle.The call came from Programme Manager of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), Dr Rhonda Moore, at a ‘World AIDS Day’ walk on Saturday morning.Representatives of Rong-An Inc. joined by the 13th Chinese Medical Team and officials in Kwakwani during the outreach“Do you see your role as a valuable contribution, or is it a lifetime commitment to ending HIV/AIDS? The goal is to end AIDS by 2030,” Dr. Moore said.She observed that dedication and hard work are necessary if the goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS within 12-13 years is to be achieved.Dr Moore reported that 2016 statistics show that, worldwide, there are 21 million persons living with HIV/AIDS who have access to treatment. Guyana has an estimated 8,492 persons living with HIV.“Sixty-nine per cent of those persons knew that they have HIV. Of those who knew their status, 84 per cent were on treatment; and of those who access treatment, 68 per cent achieved virus suppression,” Dr Moore detailed.The NAPS Programme Manager further noted: “The National AIDS Programme Secretariat will this year celebrate 25 years in fighting against HIV/AIDS.”  However, she said, work still needs to be done to reduce stigma and discrimination while creating an enabling environment for persons to access care and treatment.Dr. Moore emphasised it is crucial that this service is sustained.According to the Department of Public Information, hundreds attended the Health Walk, which was a collaboration between the National AIDS Programme Secretariat and several public health agencies and international developmental partners. The exercise culminated at the Square of the Revolution with a brief interfaith programmeWorld AIDS Day will be observed on December 1, 2017, under the theme ‘My Health, My Right’last_img read more

ANGER AS FOUR MASTER LADIES TOLD MONAGHAN HARPS WON GAME

first_imgTHERE is considerable anger among Ladies Football fans in Co Donegal tonight after the Ulster Council awarded the Ulster Intermediate title to Monaghan Harps earlier this evening.The Ulster Council had refused to comment ahead of tonight’s meeting at which they studied the referee’s report.Thee showpiece final in Brewster Park Enniskillen ended in farce on Sunday after Four Masters were told they had WON the game and the title. However they were then told it was a DRAW!Instead of extra time, the girls – Donegal’s Intermediate Champions – were told there would be a replay.But that is not going to happen.In a statement the Ulster Ladies Gaelic officials said they had awarded the game to Monaghan Harps because they had actually WON the match! After 60 minutes the score board read Monaghan Harps 1-8 Four Masters 2-4 however the referee scored the game as a one goal victory for Four Masters. After further consultation the game was declared a draw 1-8 to 2-5.Four Masters Ladies may now appeal the decision.Surely a replay would have been better for all concerned.But as it stands, Four Masters ladies are out of a chance of going for an All Ireland title.It seems Sunday’s farce has been repeated. In a statement Monaghan Harps Ladies insisted that they are the deserved winners of the Intermediate Ulster Club Championship title.They describe the fact that they were not awarded the title on Sunday as an “injustice”.ANGER AS FOUR MASTER LADIES TOLD MONAGHAN HARPS WON GAME was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:four mastersrobbedUlster councillast_img read more