By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com September 08 2003 11:00 PM ET
The United Nations on Monday began a six-day workshop designed to provide government and health officials in African nations with information to better understand the demographics of the AIDS epidemic on the continent, reports the U.N. news service. Sessions will be offered on how to improve communication pertaining to HIV/AIDS, including use of national media outlets and even word-of-mouth campaigns, as well as sessions on the disease's social and economic impact. The workshop is being held at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, and Uganda are attending.