From Austen Akhagbeme:
Dr Azemhe Azena, a popular philanthropist and foremost governorship aspirant of the Labour Party ( LP) in Edo State, has called on governments and NGOs to give priority attention to public health, especially those living with and under the threat of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in our nation.
Speaking through his media team, in response to the declared World AIDS Day today , December 1st, by the World Health Organization, WHO, the ebullient politician and televangelist called for increased community participation and the recognition of the pivotal role they play in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
Dr Azemhe Azena, who has displayed tremendous concern about the health sector by consistently visiting with public hospitals and paying bills for distressed patients, said one of the core objectives in his endless desire to bring a change to Edo State is to focus on the comatose health sector when voted into office.
World AIDS Day is a day set aside by the WHO to where people around the globe unite to show support to those living with and affected by HIV and to remember those whose lives were lost.
This year marks 35 years since the global health campaign was first initiated by WHO in 1988. This year’s theme; “Let Communities Lead” is a global call to make communities a driving force in the fight against the scourge.