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Human Red Ribbon formed in Hockey World Cup
Sportslogon Team December 1st 2018

Bhubaneswar : To mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day which is dedicated to spreading awareness about the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The Odisha State AIDS Control Society has been formed a human red ribbon in the East Gallery of the Kalinga Stadium during the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup on Saturday.

The day which focuses on spreading awareness and eradicating stigma associated with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which is spread by infection from a virus called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The day is marked by the World Health Organisation as a global public health campaign.the theme for this year being 'Know your Status'.

As part of this campaign strategy, The State has planned to integrate biggest hockey event of the World to spreed the massage.

The Government had distributed T-Shirts and caps among the spectators who came to cheer the league round matches here.

Altogether 2,600 were participated in the formation of human red ribbon in East Gallery. The World Cup is the biggest platform which is being telecasted Globally, so our plan to spreed the massage to larger section by using the world cup venue.

World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, every year United Nations agencies, governments and civil society join together to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS.

Significant progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status. But we still have miles to go, as the latest UNAIDS report shows, and that includes reaching people living with HIV who do not know their status and ensuring that they are linked to quality care and prevention services.

State Healthy Secretary Pramod Behera joined with the enthusiast spectators for the campaign at Kalinga Stadium and he appreciated the people for their selfless interest to promote the cause. .
This news was added and updated on : December 1st 2018
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