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Health News of Thursday, 24 January 2019


First Lady to launch Free-to-Shine Campaign today

First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo

The First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo is expected to launch the Free-to-Shine Campaign today, Thursday, 24 January 2019 in collaboration with the Ghana Aids Commission in Accra.

The Free-to-Shine Campaign seeks to improve access and patronage of quality antenatal care services that include HIV testing, placement on anti-retroviral medicines if tested positive for HIV and continuous follow-up of mother and baby.

The launch is on the theme: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: The Key to an HIV-Free Generation and Keeping Mothers Alive.

In 2017, the UNAIDS appointed Mrs Akufo-Addo as the Premier Ambassador in Ghana for HIV Advocacy, elimination of mother to Child Transmission of HIV and saving mothers to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for 2020.