Afghanistan Should Support HIV Prevention Campaign, Editorial Says
Afghanistan should support an extensive prevention campaign that aims to combat the spread of HIV, particularly among the younger generation, a Herat News Center editorial says. The government and social and civic organizations should "join hands" to create a program that will provide adequate information about the "obvious, imminent danger" of HIV/AIDS and methods to prevent the spread of the disease, the editorial says. According to the editorial, organizations and departments in the country need to make "concerted efforts" to educate the people about the virus; "well-informed" groups should use mosques and schools to publicize the campaign; media outlets should broadcast various programs concerning HIV/AIDS; and the World Health Organization should provide an "adequate budget" to print HIV prevention education material (Herat News Center, 6/4).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.