THE lack of awareness and funding has caused an increase in HIV/AIDS in the country, according to Cardinal Sir John Ribat.
The chairman of the Papua New Guinea Christian Leaders Alliance (PNGCLA) told a HIV and AIDS workshop in Port Moresby yesterday that in the past when much awareness on HIV/AIDS was carried out through advisements, the rate of the disease had decreased. But lately, it had started to increase again.
Ribat urged participants to carry out more awareness in their respective areas in church and communities.
He told them that “we all must be the voice of the nation”.
An observer from the Alpha and Omega Apostolic Church in Cairns, Bishop Ned Gabey, added that “we all must respect ourselves so we will also respect others in fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS”.
He said using the principle from the Bible was the best way.
Vice-chairman of PNG Christian Leaders Alliance Pr Daniel Hewali said people should take the responsibility to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS and it all started in the family on how “we educate our children”.
The purpose of the two days’ workshop was to inform the partners and stakeholders about the new approach on combating HIV and AIDS and other social issues using the word of God in the Holy Bible. The National
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