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General News of Monday, 19 February 2018

Source: Anthony Mensah

Actionplus foundation Ghana celebrates its 10TH anniversary

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Actionplus Foundation an International Christian based NGO with its headquarters in the United Kingdom has celebrated the 10th Anniversary at Boso Senior High Technical School in the Eastern Region with the theme: Good Health and Better Life For All.

Actionplus Foundation Ghana was opened in 2007 with the aim of campaigning against HIV stigma and discrimination towards people living with and those affected by the infection.

Actionplus within the 10 years of its establishment in Ghana, has managed to launch 4 major projects to reduce the spread of the HIV infection in the country these include the National CHEP Programme “Campus HIV Educational Programme” with its headquarters based at Boso Senior High Technical School.

Others are the TANAH Project “Take Action Now Against HIV/AIDS”, the KEFHAC project “Kwahu Easter Festival HIV/AIDS Campaign and finally Health4Life.

The models of these projects have become the cutting edge for HIV prevention Worldwide.

At the function, the Founder and CEO of Actionplus Foundation Apostle Fred Osei Annin in his Key note address stated that the organisation has worked tireless over the years with its limited resources to keep the infection rate of HIV lower in both the UK and Ghana because the vision to establish the NGO was not born from him but God.

In his presentation also, Dr Victor Okoh former medical officer of VRA Hospital, stated that “HIV is real, it is here with us and should be avoided by all because it is a dream killer” He advised the students to avoid certain behaviours that can one day kill their dreams in life.

As part of the celebration, Actionplus again in collaboration with the leadership of Cooperative Fire International Church screened a forty-four-minute documentary film showcasing the successful work which the organisation has achieved for the past 20 years both in the UK and in Ghana.

A free HIV screening exercise was carried out in the church in partnership with the medical team from LEKMA Health Directorate.

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