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HIV/AIDS: UNICEF tasks media executives on preventive advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on media executives to scale up public enlightenment on the growing rate of HIV/AIDS among adolescents in Nigeria.

The Communication Officer of UNICEF, Kaduna Field Office, Mr Rabiu Musa, made the call on Wednesday in Keffi at a meeting with some media executives in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Musa said the fund was alarmed with the high prevalent rate of HIV/AIDS among adolescents in Nigeria and underscored the need for journalists to raise public awareness towards combating the menace.

He said UNICEF was partnering with the National Orientation Agency, State Governments, media, traditional rulers, religious leaders, healthcare experts and civil society organisations, among others, to enlighten youths on the dangers of the scourge.

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