HIV skits woo mothers

Normal, Papua

The National, Monday, May 9, 2011

A DRAMA team from the Anglicare group is captivating mothers and young women at a Port Moresby clinic with skits on HIV mother to child transmission. 
Women who visited the Murray Barracks clinic listened and answered questions from the team to win prizes.
Spokesman David Kee said there were special gifts presented to mothers who answered HIV/AIDS questions correctly while consolation prizes of karamap caps, female condoms and Mother’s Day cards given out as well.
“The purpose of clinic awareness is because peri-natal transmission, that is parent to child transmission, is high with 89 cases from the Health Department’s 2009 STI, HIV/AIDS annual surveillance report,” he said.
Drama officer Julie Kapera told patients that HIV/AIDS continued to kill people.
She said there had been 27,401 cases reported.