Guest: Dr. Paison Dakulala, Deputy Secretary for the National Department of Health.
Nationally, ourtheme for today is: “Stop Gender-Besed Violence, Reduce HIV/AIDS.”
IPNG, 2012 estimates show that 25,000 people were living with HIV. 22,000 ofthem adults, and 3,000… Children.
2013 estimates indicatetheat while screening and testing availability has improverd,there is still a tangible presence of stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in PNG
Gender violence in relation tothe disease, continues behingthe closed doors of our families, and communities… resulting in resounding and continued calls by our health authorities for a return to traditional family values and awereness.
On Tok Piksa this evening, we speak to Dr.Paison Dakulala, Deputy Secretary for the National Department of Health. He tells us how important it is for each and every one of us to share responisibility of informing our families of HIV/AIDS, and work toward reducing its prevalence.