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The Red Ribbon Express

The Red Ribbon Express, as the name suggests, is a train that has taken on the onus of spreading awareness on HIV and AIDS. This train comprises of 7 coaches, says this article in The Hindu.


The seven-coach express will provide information to people about HIV/AIDS. The first three coaches will provide basic information about HIV infection, routes of transmission, prevalence of HIV/AIDS across States and districts, HIV/AIDS prevention and other relevant issues. Coach 4 has a 60-seat auditorium meant to train cohesive groups such as healthcare providers and elected representatives, while Coach 5 has counselling-cum-medical services.

According to the article, the train also carries four counsellors and two doctors. I think this is a great initiative a novel way of spreading the message to the interiors of Karnataka. The Red Ribbon Express is currently at Bangarpet in Karnataka and is expected to be travelling to Bangalore’s Cantonment railway station tomorrow (July 24th) at 9 am. If you are in this part of the world, you could visit the station and know more about the train and the message it is spreading.

Read the complete article here.

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