May 4, 2016

Ghana: Hope for Future Generations Educates Sex Workers on HIV and AIDS

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Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), a national health centred non-governmental organisation, has engaged and trained 55 female sex workers in the Brong-Ahafo Region to intensify HIV and AIDS education, prevention and care among their peers.

The peer educators, from 25 – 45 years, selected from Sampa, Drobo and Berekum would be trained to reach out and convince their peers to go for the voluntary HIV and AIDS counselling and testing, as well as other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to know their status.

According to Mrs Rose Baalaboore, the Regional Coordinator of the HFFG, some of the peer educators had left the commercial sex work and furthering their education at various tertiary institutions.

Speaking at the close of an HIV and AIDS continuum of prevention, care and treatment project at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality, Mrs Belaaboore said HFFG implemented a one year project, aimed at reducing the prevalence of HIV among female sex workers in the selected districts.

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