Providence College – Matthew 25 House, Koforidua | The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Kwakye Dafour has lauded the work of the Matthew 25 House in Koforidua.
In a statement read on his behalf at the orientation for students and two professors who are in the country for an educational trip at the House, Hon. Dafour mentioned that, there seemed to be silence on HIV in the country.
He, in the same vein, praised the Matthew 25 House for its continuous work in the area of HIV.
Golda Asante, who read the message on behalf of the Minister, also made a presentation to the visitors on the Eastern Region and the state of HIV in the region. She stated how important their work in the region is to the achievement of the first 90.
Providence College – Matthew 25 House | Giving statistics to back his statement, the Minister mentioned that the region had worked hard to bring down prevalence of HIV from very scary digits of over 8% to the current prevalence of 2.1.
He cautioned that, the seeming salience on HIV as though it is a thing of the past is not the best. He urged other organizations to do more to compliment the work of the Ghana AIDS Commission.
Six students and two professors from the Providence University are in the country to understudy the work of Matthew 25 in the area of HIV.
As part of their visit, they would also undertake first 90 activities. These would involve HIV testing services to be undertaken at the Nkurakan Market. They would have similar exercises at the Mount Mary College of Education.
Providence College – Matthew 25 House | Their work will also involve visiting the Anti-retroviral sites at the Koforidua Regional Hospital and the St. Joseph’s Hospital to find out how People Living with HIV are being managed.
During the orientation, Dr S. B Ofori, a formal focal person for HIV in the Region and a retired Dermatologist stated that, HIV was still a threat, and called on the media to do more in reporting issues concerning the condition.