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Standard Bank supports World Aids Day 2019

“San twa pa kapav aret sida’ is the theme for this World Aids Day 2019. The NGO 'PILS' will be present on Saturday 30 November at Port Louis Waterfront for free HIV prevention and screening tests.

We are pleased to partner with Prévention Information Lutte contre le SIDA (PILS) to commemorate World AIDS Day which takes place every 1 December.

PILS is an organisation at the forefront of the fight against AIDS and HIV and advocating for the rights of people living with HIV for the past 23 years. With our support, PILS aims to raise awareness about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. This year’s theme is “San Twa pa capav aret SIDA”.

This year’s World AIDS Day will be commemorated on:

Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
Venue: Port Louis Waterfront
Time: 11am to 7pm

The objectives are:

Conduct free HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis screening and encourage the public to be health conscious and undergo regular screening.
Provide support to people living with HIV and encourage them to come forward and stay in the continuum of care.
Encourage the public to advocate for equal rights for all and stop stigmatisation towards people living with HIV.
Lakshman Bheenick, Chief Executive Standard Bank Mauritius says, “Standard Bank Mauritius is proud to be partnering with PILS to raise awareness as part of World AIDS Day. We have also teamed up with The Global Fund both financially and through advocacy efforts since 2008 responding to HIV/AIDS as a global challenge to be solved. Our collaboration has generated major impact and awareness for the support of people most vulnerable to HIV. Standard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group, is committed to combat the eradication of HIV in Africa.”