Africa: HIV/Aids Kills 7 Million Workers

Mr. Richson Nii Teye Appeynarh, Chief Executive (DCE) , has disclosed that from 1985 to date, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of seven million agricultural workers on the African continent alone.

He continued that it was estimated that the deadly disease could kill an additional 16 million farm workers in the next 20 years, if strong measures are not put in place to deal with the state of affairs.

He has, therefore, appealed Ghanaians to take advantage of the free volunteer services at all the health centers across the country, to know their HIV status, and also to live positively with our affected brothers and sisters.

“The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) annual report estimates that HIV/AIDS has killed seven (7) million agricultural workers/farmers in Africa since 1985, and could kill 16 million more in the next 20 years, if strong measures are not put in place to address the situation.

“Let us all try to know our HIV status and live positively with those affected. I will like to appeal to everybody to patronise the free volunteer service,” he stated.

Courtesy All Africa News

 

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