RHE holds inception meeting on HIV and Reproductive Health Education
The Reproductive health Education Programme (NPC), a non-profit organization, has held an inception meeting on HIV Prevention and Reproductive Health Education Project in the Greater Accra Region.
The meeting brought together 50 stakeholders in the Greater Accra Region, including the Municipal Coordinating Director, Municipal Health Director, representatives from the Ghana health, Ghana Education Service, local Traditional Council and Christian and Muslim representatives, others.
Addressing participants, Dr. Leticia Appiah, Executive Director National population council, noted that the HIV pandemic had taken the centre stage of all health issues, including Aids and reproductive health.
This has led to a reduction in addressing the spread of HIV in the country, causing an increase in the number of persons infected over the past years.
Dr. Leticia Appiah Executive Director National population council, said the meeting, which was also being held in Greater Accra Region, would roll out the HIV Prevention and Reproductive Health Education project in the all region’s Municipality to educate, especially the youth on HIV.
Dr. Leticia Appiah Executive Director National population council said, the main objective of the project was, “to support the Government in achieving the SDG4 through its Education Strategic Plan/ESP- (2018-2030) Basic Education Policy Objective (B.E) 2.3”.
Focusing on improved learning environments, including health and sanitation, child protection, and guidance and counselling in basic school, she noted.
Dr. Leticia Appiah explained that the project would encourage child advocacy and equip the youth in the Junior and Senior High School levels within two local target communities to be advocates of the project.
She highlighted the formation of peer educators group, formation and training of youth clubs, radio discussions and many more.
community durbars as some of the measures to help implement the project in all region’s in Ghana
Story by Fada Amakye from Daily Sun 106.com