Posted April 07, 2010 18:42:00
Jerry E. Esplanada
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, PhilippinesHealth Secretary Esperanza Cabral is calling for a "national coordinated response" to prevent the further spread of HIV-AIDS in the country and is organizing a national conference for this purpose next Monday.
The department asserted that "intensifying the campaign at various levels of collaboration can help significantly in reinforcing education of the people about HIV prevention and control measures."
"HIV has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization and has been a biomedical as well as a social issue.
The one-day meeting also aims to convince these leaders to "scale up the national response to HIV-AIDS."