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Minister urges public to test health status

By Hou Akot Hou


National minister of health, Yolanda Awel Deng, has urged the public to test for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) amid rising cases of STIs like HIV/AIDS.

Awel said it is opportune for citizens to visit health facilities and get tested to know their status.

She stated that almost all health centers across the country have testing equipment, and people should go there to know their status with or without their spouses.

“I am urging you to go for the tests as some of you don’t know their tests and they just go and delve into love affairs without others. Kindly seek the tests and know your status,” said Aweng.

She addressed a rally organized by Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, urging the public to be considerate.

Many health facilities are equipped with testing equipment, according to Awel and individuals are encouraged to present themselves at these facilities to know their status.

Vice President of Services Cluster Hussein Abdelbagi echoed Awel’s call, urging the public to remain thoughtful about the rising problems and not allow their children to have random movements at night, such as going to nightclubs where they can get infected easily.

He also emphasized the need for education and fearful behavior as many diseases are on the rise due to increased mingling.

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