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4 August 2008 - UNICEF: Youth combat HIV/AIDS on their own turf

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A volunteer from the Nigerian Youth Service Corps speaks to young people and local leaders in Gombe about HIV/AIDS education.

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(2:50, Real format)

Production date: 16 July 2008

Duration: 2:50

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Nigeria Youth Service Corps, HIV/AIDS, peer educators

Main shooting locations: ABUJA and GOMBE, Nigeria

Main sequences: War has been declared on HIV and Aids in Nigeria and it’s the country’s youth who are at the frontlines. The Nigerian youth service corps or NYSC have taken on the fight, their weapon is knowledge and the battlefields are streets, classrooms, towns and villages throughout the country. It is here that they are hard at work raising awareness of the disease, encouraging support for those infected, and teaching life skills. 

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