Campaign in Merrueshi
support of World AIDS day, Merrueshi Village Clinic sponsored
a HIV/Aids awareness event on December 1, 2011. The event is
celebrated worldwide on December 1st of every year. The campaign
attracted nearly 200 participants from Merrueshi and neighboring
villages. The locals came for HIV/ Aids education, testing,
and counseling. The campaign helped us put our faces to HIV/AIDS
and reduce the stigma around HIV. Several people from Merrueshi
have been either lost or are living with HIV.
meeting was presided over by our nurses and government officials
from the Ministry of Health in Kajiado District. Local chiefs
and elders from neighboring villages attended the event in large
Association printed and donated t-shirts with the following
Front- “Getting to zero, zero new HIV infections,
zero discrimination, zero AIDS related deaths.” This
was a national slogan for 2011 AIDS campaign.