LFC Foun­da­tion to launch Malawi HIV aware­ness project

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - World News -

LFC Foun­da­tion and the Liver­pool School of Trop­i­cal Medicine (LSTM) have launched a joint pro­gramme to en­cour­age young­sters in Malawi to ac­cess ed­u­ca­tion and health ser­vices de­signed to help in the fight against HIV. In Malawi, the num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing with HIV is one of the high­est in the world; young peo­ple ac­count for 50 per cent of new in­fec­tions, and in­ci­dences are high­est among 15 to 17-yearolds. Knowl­edge around pre­ven­tion and trans­mis­sion of dis­ease is es­sen­tial among young peo­ple who of­ten have low lev­els of aware­ness and are there­fore more likely to con­tract it or be liv­ing with it un­know­ingly. The new joint project will de­liver sports-based pub­lic en­gage­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in Malawi to pro­vide more youth­friendly plat­forms for young peo­ple to ac­cess a range of avail­able health ser­vices and ed­u­ca­tion about HIV and other sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted dis­eases.

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