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United in the response to HIV

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Oil Search Foundation's Java Beraro, Padu Samuel and Peiru Buluke at the World AIDS Day Expo in Port Moresby

“If we are to unite in the response to HIV, we have to share our stories, acknowledge our differences and decide how we will respond as individuals and as a community,” said Kevin Miles of the Oil Search Foundation. A World AIDS Day (WAD) lunch and learn session at Oil Search’s Port Moresby office focused on sharing personal stories about the impact of HIV on our own lives.

Awareness campaign

World AIDS Day in Papua New Guinea

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The Oil Search Health Foundation HIV Program has teams operating in several provinces and locations throughout Papua New Guinea. All teams were involved in organising awareness campaigns on 1 December 2013 for World AIDS Day. Below, a number of our HIV Program officers report on how they celebrated and commemorated World AIDS Day in PNG.






Awareness campaign

World AIDS Day 2012 at the Oil Search Health Foundation office in Port Moresby

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World AIDS Day 2012 at the Health Foundation office in Port Moresby

World AIDS Day is one of the most globally recognised events of the year and observed on 1 December every year across the world. This day is dedicated to raise awareness about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, including the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, groups at risk, stigma and discrimination, and the global challenge to get to zero new infection and AIDS related deaths by 2015.