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Transport system to drive AIDS message home
Tuesday 22 February 2005
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UGANDA: Transport system to drive AIDS message home

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JOHANNESBURG, 19 January (PLUSNEWS) - Uganda's AIDS Control Programme (UACP) has announced plans to use public transport systems to distribute condoms and HIV/AIDS awareness messages.

According to UACP national coordinator, Julius Byenkya, minibus-taxi and riverboat operators will be trained to educate their passengers.

Audio-recordings of educational dramas and entertaining serial programmes with an educational message will also be played during the journey.

Agence France-Presse quoted Byenkya as saying: "The main focus is about behavioural change, because it seems the majority of people know about HIV/AIDS, but many have failed to change their behaviour."



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