In its quest for more social responsibilities, the Nigerian chapter of MMM has partnered with a non- governmental organization Kunak Foundation to sensitize people living with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) and Human Immuno Deficiency Virus(HIV) on modern trends in the management of the disease.
The sentizitization talk also enabled speakers and health educators to disabuse the minds of the public about the stigma associated with the carriers of the disease.
The event which held recently in Kaduna State drew registered participants numbering 219 from the nook and cranny of Kaduna State and even from some neighbouring states.
Aside the sensitization talk, the participants were also taken on a round of clinical tests at the end of the one-day program which include blood pressure clinic, weight clinic, sugar clinic, HCT clinic.
Appreciating MMM for the generous financial donation which made the sensitization talk a huge success, the program coordinator of the foundation, Miracle BG Nyan commended the generosity of the not-for-profit online community for coming to the aid of the NGO when it needed it most. She said MMM had been consistent in offering the foundation generous financial donations over time to help it in actualizing its vision and mission.
One of the registered participants of the sensitization talk, a woman in her 30s and carrier of the virus, who pleaded anonymity for the fear of being stigmatized, thanked MMM and Kunak for the timely talk, saying the talk really exposed her to contemporary information as it relates to the management of the virus.
She also admonished Nigerians to stop stigmatizing people living with HIV/AIDS, emphasizing that being a carrier of the disease does not confer automatic death sentence on its victims.
Kunak Foundation collaborated with Builders Foundation, Anjeed Innova,Al-Mansir Specialist Hospital, Kaduna and Women on Bended Knees for the sensitization talk which was a huge success while MMM provided the funds that enabled the talk to be actualized.