The Kenya Defence Forces has today Thursday, 1 December 2022, joined Kenyans and the rest of the world in observing the annual World Aids Day in various military barracks in Kenya and beyond.
Among the areas KDF marked the global day include Defence Headquarters and Moi Air Base in Nairobi, Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Kenyatta Barracks in Gilgil, Recruits Training School (RTS) in Eldoret and Dhobley Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Somalia among others.
The Day whose theme was ‘Equalize' provided a rare opportunity to create awareness of the disease and enable the soldiers to undergo Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.He noticed that there's need to embrace the utilization of innovation to empower equivalent admittance to the best wellbeing rehearses and take on message by featuring the specific disparities experienced and tending to them quickly.
The CDF likewise said that the topic additionally resounds well with Kenya as a worldwide accomplice in finishing the bad habit and KDF whose command is getting Public Regional Trustworthiness which demands all-time status, a mission that can't be accomplished without great wellbeing.
He further lauded the Service of Wellbeing for the colossal help it has proposed to the Service of Safeguard (MoD) and KDF in the arrangement of HIV administrations to staff and beseeched the warriors to go through testing sporadically and go to other prudent lengths generally.General Kibochi m as the advancement reports demonstrates critical decrease on new diseases, expanded supportable admittance to treatment, less HIV-related passings and diminished disgrace and separation.
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