Skills Development is Key to Reducing HIV Among Girls

1 October 2018

First Lady of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for education and skills development programmes to empower young girls and women to enable them engage in income generating activities.

This, she said, would make girls and women better informed to take decisions about their sexuality saying “being empowered will help women and adolescents make wise choices to help them ‘stay’ free from HIV.

Speaking in New York at a programme organised by the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA), Mrs Akufo-Addo said “more importantly, to ensure that mothers and children remain free of HIV and AIDS, adolescents, especially, girls and vulnerable women must have access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services”.

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