December 22, 2016

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HIV prevention, reproductive health booths open at pagoda festivals

Local people visit booths on HIV prevention and reproductive health. Photo: Maung Pyi Thu
Local people visit booths on HIV prevention and reproductive health. Photo: Maung Pyi Thu

The Buddha Pujaniya festivals held at the ancient Kyauktawgyi and Sandamuni pagodas are being held in Aungmyethazan Township, Mandalay, from 28 October to 11 November.
Residents of Mandalay and nearby regions visited the festivals.
During the festivals, the HIV Control Branch of the Public Health Department and Marie Stopes International jointly open a booth on HIV-prevention, as well as a booth on reproductive health near the Thudhamma public rest-houses at the foot of Mandalay Hill.
Representatives of the organisations performed medical check-ups for couples at the booths.
The Mandalay Region Anti-Human Trafficking Committee also had booths at the festivals, showcasing documentary photos on trafficked Myanmar women.

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