By Guled Maher
The Director of public awareness at SOLNAC Mr. Mohamed Haji Yassin has confirmed that their organization was planning to enact policies that will minimize the spread of the deadly scourge of HIV/AIDS.
He stated that cross-border checks of people were one way of preventing affected persons with AIDS from moving into Somaliland and vice versa.
He confirmed to our reporter that HIV/AIDS has increased in the country and pointed out that his institution was at hand to constantly give needed services and counseling on ways and means of managing the disease and preventing the malaise from spreading further.
The director said “It’s our responsibility as SOLNAC to make sure people living with HIV/AIDS receive their medications and are assisted in any appropriate manner. President H.E. Musa Bihi Abdi has put this policy at the forefront of his manifesto.”
The Director of public awareness campaigns at SOLNAC stated that their organization will continue sensitization of the masses to the dangers of all sexually transmitted diseases putting much emphasis on HIV/AIDS.
He confirmed that the commission headquarters is ready to mark World HIV/AIDS Day on 1st December 2023. “It’s an important day, we want people living with HIV/AIDS not to feel stigmatized hence understand the mainstream members of the public understand their plight and by thus aid in controlling the disease”, he said.