Cairo University to host ceremony promoting HIV/AIDS campaign

Ingy Deif, Thursday 28 Nov 2013

International non-profit group Enactus is supporting a UNAIDS campaign

On 30 November, Cairo University will host a ceremony marking the opening of a UN HIV/AIDS campaign.

Enactus, an international non-profit action group that brings students together with business leaders to help those in need, is supporting the campaign.

The organisation is found in 39 countries around the world, and has chapters at 46 universities in Egypt, including Cairo University.

Dr Ahmed El-Khamis, director of the UNAIDS programme in Egypt, will speak at the ceremony, as will speakers from the Ministry of Health.

The first reported case of HIV infection in Egypt was in the late 1980s, and according to an official report published in 2008, the most common cause of transmission of the disease was heterosexual intercourse, while the least common was mother-to-infant transmission.



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