Firm embarks on HIV/AIDS awareness campaign
The Deputy Managing Director, CFAO Nigeria Plc, Kunle Jaiyesimi, has said HIV has continued to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 32 million lives so far.
Speaking during a seven-kilometer walkathon to mark 2019 World AIDS Day and sensitise the public on HIV/AIDS within Victoria Island, Lagos, he said: “The CFAO group recognises chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS as issues affecting the workforce.
Today, our company is not only promoting regular HIV tests for staff, but the staff are also in our communities as ambassadors to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS, to enlighten people on preventive methods, zero discrimination and encourage healthy living.
“World AIDS Day 2019 provides an opportunity to translate our commitments into action, to ensure the role of communities for HIV and health progress are both celebrated and accelerated. The theme for this year’s World Aids Day was “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Community by Community”.
The walk started from the newly launched Suzuki showroom on Akin Adesola Street through Adeola Odeku, Karimu Kotun and Jide Oki, back to Akin Adesola Street.