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…..Journalist Reminds Liberians

jbatuahA former Managing Editor of The News Newspaper Joseph G. Bartuah has reminded Liberians and other folks on social media not to forget about the original silent killer, HIV/AIDS.

He said in view of this grim reality, a consortium of public health practitioners and some healthcare workers are exerting efforts to ensure that issues of HIV/AIDS get to the federal level of the United States Government.

He said public health practitioners in the United States want September 9th to be declared as National African Immigrant AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day in the U.S.

To kick off this proactive mainstreaming advocacy, the Massachusetts Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC) and the African for Improved Access (AFIA), in concert with other like-minded organizations, held an elaborate program at their 31 Heath Street headquarters on September 16, 2014 in Roxbury, Mass. Boston City.

Bartuah recalled in the past six months, the deadly Ebola Virus Disease has been making global headlines because it is literally raging hell within the Mano River basin of West Africa, which includes Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

However, he observed that prior to the Ebola outbreak, HIV/AIDS had been one of the silent killers, not only in Africa, but also among African immigrants in the United States and other parts of the world.