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Supporting World Aids Day

Millions of people around the globe marked the 20th World Aids Day in December 2007. As part of its contribution, Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) joined forces with Imani Center for Policy and Education to host a community awareness event in the town of Adabraka.

A packed crowd listened as speakers stressed the need to avoid shunning those with HIV/Aids and addressed the prevention of HIV and hepatitis B. Personnel from the local hospital offered counselling and testing while medical students from the University of Ghana screened volunteers for hepatitis B and checked body mass, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. With drummers providing entertainment, ABL staff handed out T-shirts and drinks and the event was widely covered by local and national media.

Also marking World AIDS Day 2007, Nile Breweries in Uganda continued its well-established HIV/Aids programme by conducting voluntary counselling and testing among employees, contractors and the neighbouring community.