Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - HIV-prevention program kicks off in Cambodia

HIV-prevention program kicks off in Cambodia

As part of the build up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, UNAIDS (the joint United Nations program on HIV) has joined forces with the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Football Confederation to launch an HIV-prevention program aimed at helping tackle the risk of HIV transmission amongst young people in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia.

Key partners of the program in the Kingdom include the Football Federation of Cambodia, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, top flight club Phnom Penh Crown and Battambang-based SALT Academy.

“Communication and education about the dangers of HIV/AIDS transmission is so important that [Phnom Penh Crown] is wholly committed to take part in this campaign to enhance awareness of HIV, improve access to HIV prevention and treatment and eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination,” reads a press release from the club yesterday.

The ultimate goal of the program, which uses football as a means to reach out to people, is to achieve ‘Three Zeros’, namely zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths in the respective countries.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

garment protest

Global labour demonstration

Garment workers demanding a $177 minimum monthly wage take to the streets in Phnom Penh with support in cities across the world.

ONE FC

ONE FC hits the Kingdom

Three Cambodian fighters prepare for one of the biggest sporting events ever held in Phnom Penh.

techfest

Getting high tech in Phnom Penh

On Monday, creative, tech-savy Cambodians got together to exhibit Apps, drones and cameras helping tackle social, environmental and political issues in Cambodia at a USAID backed innovation show.

This month 20 years ago...

1994-09-09 07:00
Deal inked for new TV channel
1994-08-26 07:00
Bridge sparks eaterie boom
1994-08-26 07:00
CIA's debut in KL put back to Sept 6
1994-09-09 07:00
Kirirom hydro-dam in action by 1996
1994-08-26 07:00
Sex survey to help Aids fight
1994-09-09 07:00
Beijing: Faxes and flights