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Prime Minister Mia Mottley commends NHAC Barbados on innovation in HIV Education 

May 21, 2019

Image: Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley meeting employees of the National HIV/AIDS Commission (NHAC) Barbados

Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley commended employees of the National HIV/AIDS Commission (NHAC) Barbados on their innovative educational tools during the Barbados Labour Day observance (1 May), which acknowledges the contributions of workers on the island.

The Prime Minister was impressed with the popular interactive game, “UPS AND DOWNS”, which was created by the NHAC as an HIV educational tool for Barbadians of all ages.

The Prime Minister visited the NHAC booth and interacted with several members of staff who were conducting HIV awareness and education with colleagues of the Barbados Workers’ Union and the International Labour Movement.

The NHAC also utilised the opportunity to extend its reach with condom distribution and demonstrations. Use of the female condom was emphasized to foster more awareness.

The Prime Minister recommended registering a patent for the digital educational tool and challenged NHAC employees to develop more interactive games and software for HIV education.