Youth engagement fundamental to HIV response

Youth engagement fundamental to HIV response
- Organized by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) West Africa regional office in Lomé, Togo, a workshop for 25 adolescents and young people from Benin and Togo helped participants make safe, responsible choices that prevent HIV infection.
Over two days, young people and adolescents drawn from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo, Methodist Church of Togo, Protestant Methodist Church of Benin, Christian Council of Togo, the association of people living with HIV Espoir Vie Togo, the Young Men’s Christian Association (Togo), Muslim Union in Togo and some private schools, shared experiences on the importance of accessing youth-friendly services in health centers and the need for available adapted and appropriate information to help them make conscious choices.