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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Azeb lauds FGM, HIV/AIDS prevention activities in Afar state

January 4, 2010 By Walta Information Center Addis Ababa – The Founder and Board Chairperson of the National Coalition for Women against HIV/AIDS, First Lady Azeb Mesfin, lauded the successful endeavors carried out to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prevent HIV/AIDS in Afar state. Speaking at the 4th annual conference of the Coalition held on Saturday in Awash Sebat town, Azeb said the Afar state has registered remarkable results in the fight against FGM, a factor which is fueling the spread of HIV/AIDS in the state. She said the coalition in collaboration with religious and clan leaders as well as pertinent bodies is exerting utmost efforts so as to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS through fighting FGM [...]  Azeb Mesfin