Health Desk—3rd Dec’17: Health experts in Rajshahi on Friday called for mass awareness, especially among the youths to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS in the region.
They underscored for creating mass awareness about diseases like AIDS, health rules during sexual contacts, developing religious ethics and moral values, and involving the socio-religious and political leaders for prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Civil Surgeon Office organised the discussion in association with NGOs and voluntary organizations to mark the World AIDS Day-2017 in the city.
‘Right to Health’ was the main theme of the day. Divisional Director of Health Dr Abdus Sobhan, Civil Surgeon Dr Samajit Kumar Shaha, Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Enamul Haque, District Brac Representative Jahedul Islam, Junior Health Education Officer Abdur Rahman and executive director of Asakta Punarbashan Sangstha Abdul Bashar Paltu spoke on the occasion.
Dr Abdus Sobhan underscored the need for substantial and sustainable reduction of the existing HIV/AIDS risks.
Jahedul Islam emphasized the need for protecting the infected persons from their human rights violations as they are also the integral part of the society.