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|After the launch in Oman, volunteers handed out campaign materials such as bracelets, caps and t-shirts at the Muscat City Centre.|
MUSCAT, Oman, 1 December 2005 - UNICEF Oman and its partners launched the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign on World AIDS Day. The launch in Oman placed special emphasis on the importance of protecting children, including young people infected or affected by the virus.
One of the four “Champion Countries” in UNICEF’s Middle Eastern and North African region, Oman is recognized as a country with a low HIV-prevalence rate but also as a nation that is providing extensive care, treatment and support for its citizens, in addition to educating people to protect themselves from the virus that leads to AIDS.
The four main goals of the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign are: preventing infections among adolescents; preventing mother-to-child transmission of AIDS; providing paediatric treatment to children infected by HIV; and protecting, caring for and supporting orphans and vulnerable children.
After the launch, UNICEF staff and volunteers handed out information on HIV/AIDS and distributed campaign publicity materials such as T-shirts and caps at the Muscat City Centre.
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