Patrick Obeng, GNA
Accra, Mar. 18, GNA — Lady Esther Quaye-Kumah, a Preventive Care Practitioner, has called on the youth not to engage in sexual promiscuity to avoid contracting HIV/AIDS.
She said AIDS was real and that it was only proper for the youth to abstain from pre-marital sex so that they could live a healthy life devoid of HIV and AIDS.
Lady Quaye-Kumah made the call at this year’s Global Children’s Day celebration of the Accra East District Children’s Ministry of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Accra.
It was on the theme’ Be the Hands of Jesus’.
“As a child you should rather concentrate on your education and desists from all forms of negative tendencies that may ruin your future aspirations”, she said.
Lady Quaye-Kumah urged pregnant women to ensure that they were screened to avoid their unborn babies contracting the disease.
She commended the church for their contribution and support to eradicate the HIV/AIDS disease.
Mrs Esther Joyce Amoakowah Parkins, Co-ordinator of the Children’s Ministries of the church explained that every year the children contribute financially and choose a community to support.
She said they provide food, free medical screening and also register them on to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
‘This year, we decided to choose Teshie where about five orphanages are located, and support them, feed them and register them on to the NHIS’, she added.
Mrs Parkins expressed the hope that the ministry would continue to support the needy in the society at all times.
Madam Comfort Amaku Kuwornu Addo, Director of Fend Orphanage, thanked the ministry for their support and called on other organizations to come to the aid of the needy in the society.