Ivory Coast-AIP/ The NGO IPSDH raises awareness among the populations of several localities of Béoumi on HIV/AIDS and road safety – AIP

Ivory Coast-AIP/ The NGO IPSDH raises awareness among the populations of several localities of Béoumi on HIV/AIDS and road safety – AIP
Ivory Coast-AIP/ The NGO IPSDH raises awareness among the populations of several localities of Béoumi on HIV/AIDS and road safety – AIP

Béoumi, May 19, 2024 (AIP) – The Inter-African Organization for the Promotion of Health and Human Rights (IPSDH) organized information and awareness sessions on Thursday, May 16, 2024 on STIs/HIV/AIDS, COVID 19 and road safety for the populations of several localities in the Béoumi department, namely Kendè, Roussè, Koyarabo, Bourébo and Kouassi Kouamekro.

These information and awareness sessions, carried out as part of the light reprofiling work on several roads in the Béoumi department, specifically the Béoumi-Bandamassi axis, were aimed not only at personnel working on road sites, but also to local populations given the fact that the work is carried out under traffic. This increases the risk of traffic accidents between construction equipment and road users.

According to representative of the AGECCO-TP company, Victorien Adja, the objective of this information and awareness program was to bring both construction site workers and local populations to become aware of the need to protect themselves against AIDS, COVID 19 by improving the level of their knowledge about pandemics, by abandoning risky behaviors and by improving their perception of these diseases. It was also a matter of making them aware of the need for them to comply with strict compliance with the road safety rules provided for during the execution of the various road projects.

The person responsible for implementing the Social and Environmental Management Plan (PGSE) campaigns of the NGO IPSDH, in charge of the social aspect of the road reprofiling activity, underlined the importance of these awareness sessions on STIs/HIV/AIDS, COVID 19 and road safety.

Paul LERO highlighted the fact that all these workers, working on the different sites, coming from various backgrounds, are called upon to rub shoulders regularly and also to rub shoulders with the local populations of the areas where the work is carried out. This proximity between construction site workers and local village populations can lead to unfortunate situations. Hence the need for the action taken by his organization to reduce the risks of transmission of STIs/HIV/AIDS between these different groups of people.

Traditional authorities and their populations were there for this awareness campaign by the NGO IPSDH on STIs/HIV/AIDS and road safety.

The collaborator of the president of the NGO IPSDH, Josiane KOUDOU, on behalf of the latter, expressed her gratitude to the local administrative and political authorities for having allowed the members of this organization to intervene at this moment of great audience. An attitude which reflects the importance they attach to these issues linked to the health and safety of their populations, in particular the young segment.

In addition to the NGO IPSDH team, experts in road traffic issues intervened during these awareness sessions to educate the populations concerned on certain basic notions of road safety. The essence of the message from these experts revolved around strict compliance with traffic signs as provided for in the highway code in order to avoid any traffic accidents on reprofiled roads.

(AIP)

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