Anniversary of HIV/Aids Breakthrough
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thursday, 17th January which is the eve of Yawmal Sahura, makes one year since His Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia, Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, introduced the treatment of HIV/AIDS in The Gambia.
Since then, over 30 patients have been treated and discharged, with the Aids virus no longer detected in their blood stream. In addition to this remarkable achievement, President Jammeh has cured over 1000 people suffering from asthma and hundred of people with hypertension, infertility in his programme.
More details on the health status of the discharged patients and President Jammeh’s treatment programme can be watched in the documentary series ‘The Breakthrough’ - Part Three, coming soon on GRTS.’The Breakthrouh - Part One and Part Two can be watched on Tuesday, 15th January 2008 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm respectively.
Meanwhile, the celebrations marking the 1st anniversary of President Jammeh’s breakthrough will take place on Thursday, 17th January 2008, at the July 22nd Square in Banjul. The programme is scheduled to begin at 8:30am.