By Mickey Kavera – EM TV, Port Moresby
According to UNICEF, an estimated 25,000 people in Papua New Guinea, including 3000 children, are living with HIV.
The majority of these children acquire the HIV infection from their mothers during pregnancy, labour or delivery, and through breastfeeding. These figures could rise if efforts to combat the spread of the virus are not supported.
The Cosmopolitan Management has realised the importance of an AIDS-free generation and is supporting the Friends That Care group to promote their work on HIV and AIDS awareness.
In conjunction with various artists, they will be staging a concert this Saturday at the Cosmopolitan Club where K5 from all ticket sales will go towards FTC.
FTC was established by founder Harvey Sebea in 2002 and was officially launched in August the same year. It has to date over a thousand artists’ members from different provinces in Papua New Guinea.
This is the first ever concert staged to support their work and FTC is grateful to Cosmopolitan and the artists for taking ownership in raising awareness as well.