Every December 1st , the world takes days of struggle against AIDS , in order to inform policies on prevention and treatment of the sick.
The date decreed by the United Nations health agencies, aims to raise awareness of the global population to take preventive measures and governments to develop sustained awareness-raising and education, especially for vulnerable groups such as young and general heterosexual.
Africa is the continent with the highest incidence of AIDS, and although the deaths caused by the virus have been reduced by 32 % in the past seven years, 3,500 Africans die daily from the disease.
“It’s time to increase surveillance, not to lower it,” said yesterday the head of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, who also recalled that since the first HIV case was recorded 30 years ago, 24 million Africans have lost their life with this disease.
In Ecuador, the units of the Ministry of Health and educational institutions and individuals prepare for tomorrow and throughout the week broad popular programs to inform the population about the dangers of contracting AIDS and prevention recommendations. There will also be clinics for those infected.