WISE UP CROSS RIVER: Sen. Gershom Bassey thumbs up UNFPA’s anti-HIV/AIDS Campaign

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Coco-Bassey Esu|23 November 2016

Senator Gershom Bassey, Senator representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District at the National Assembly (NASS) has given a thumbs up to the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Wise Up Cross River Campaign which took place during the 2nd Dry Run of Carnival Calabar 2016.

While addressing newsmen at the Eleven Eleven venue of the take off of 2nd Dry Run of Carnival Calabar 2016 ceremony the distinguished law maker stated that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa is high advised his constituents to avail themselves of the opportunities made available by the UNFPA through free testing and counseling as well as distribution of contraceptives, etc. 'I am imploring constituents of Cross River State Southern Senatorial District to avail themselves of the invaluable opportunities ensured by the UNFPA Wise Up Cross River Campaign. My constituents should prioritise the wellbeing of their health over pleasure.', the distinguished Senator's statement read in part.

Wise up Cross River is the first and largest reproductive health project that has the support of the wife of the Governor, Dr Linda Ayade, and her Mediatrix Development Foundation, Cross River State Ministry of Health,  UNFPA, on behalf of the other 4 UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNOWA, UNAIDS), Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) CRS branch, CRS Primary Health Care Development Agency, partners, donors, NGOs, and volunteers.

Wise up Cross River aimed at expanding the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives, giving right to accurate information and services related to sexually and reproductive health, right to young people to knowledge and skills to protect themselves and make informed decisions and right to young people to realized their full potential and contribute to economic and social transformation.

Coco-Bassey Esu
Writes from Calabar