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Ministry Partners SFH to Combat HIV/AIDS in Schools

Malam Adamu Adamu

Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Society for Family Health (SFH), has presented a report that will help combat the scourge of HIV/AIDS in the education sector.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu presented the report at the official dissemination of report of the impact evaluation of family life HIV/AIDS education in Abuja.

Adamu, who was represented by the Director, Education Support Services in the ministry, Mrs. Justina Ibe, said the initiative was borne out of the need to equip in-school youths to abstain from pre-marital sex.

He said the dissemination of the draft report was a scientific declaration that used curricular and co-curricular strategies to communicate sexuality information to adolescents by the education sector.

According to him, the awaited dissemination exercise was delayed after the exit of the Global Fund Round 9 Phase 2 interventions on HIV/AIDS in schools.

“To fill the gaps and sustain this good initiative, Famliy Life HIV/AIDS Education (FLHE) embodies the new vision and effort to combat the HIV/AIDS scourge in the education sector.

“The exercise is a holistic effort to move the country forward and create a better HIV free society for young people. I implore that as partners, we should all contribute our quota for the success of the exercise.”

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