The fight against HIV AIDS has intensified as over 250 participants from 31 countries in West and Central Africa are gathered in Yaounde to discuss and develop strategies to reach out to key populations affected by the virus.
The three day regional meeting holding in Yaounde was officially opened by the Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda who identified key population groupings in Cameroon with accompanying statistics that could help international partners draw up programmes that meet their objectives.
The HIV AIDS forum which is holding for the third time was hosted first by Ghana and then Togo. It has as objective to intensify free screening campaign and to distribute anti-retroviral drugs. Experts are hoping that the new strategy will become fruitful for most African countries especially Cameroon with an HIV prevalence rate at 4.3%.