World AIDS Vaccine Day - May 2015

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This years events took place at Kibira Sports Ground.


World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed

annually on May 18. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the

continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. They

acknowledge and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health

professionals, supporters and scientists who are working together to find a safe and

effective AIDS vaccine and urge the international community to recognize the

importance of investing in new technologies as a critical element of a

comprehensive response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


This years’ occasion was graced by KAVI-ICR Deputy Director Prof. Walter Jaoko,

Representative to the Deputy County Commissioner Lang’ata Sub-County,

WAC Director and Area Chief. The team went for a community sensitization

walk and there after various entertainment groups from Kibra made various

presentations to sensitize the community on the importance of the day.


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