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AIDS Cultural Practices Awareness Program in Nigeria

The statistics of AIDS in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, are staggering. A report released jointly by the Word Health Organization and UN-AIDS reveals that HIV/AIDS currently afflicts 5.4 percent of the population. This problem has created 2.5 million orphans.

As social warriors with a commitment to the society’s most vulnerable, we have coordinated with NGOs, family planning clinics and outreach workers, Rehoboth deploys mobile education units to increase awareness and knowledge in local communities of the devastating impact of AIDS.

Our program focuses on prevention, care and treatment, support for orphans whose parents died of AIDS, monitoring the status of the epidemic, coordination with various health departments, research and the creation of a supportive environment in order to eliminate the stigma and ignorance associated with AIDS. This program is geared toward the inhabitants of rural areas.