18th November 2017
Marie Stopes Clinic Sierra Leone Debunks the Fake HIV Positive Report!!!
By the Ranger (28/05/17)
Marie Stopes Sierra Leone has debunked a fake report circulating on social media carrying a list of names of people that are HIV positive.
Reports say the Country Director Ufuoma Festus Omo-Obi issued a press release on 19th April, 2017 in which he informed his audience during a briefing at the Sir Samuel Lewis Road MSSL office in Freetown that an unsigned document carrying the old and discarded MSSL logo was in circulation purportedly distributed by MSSL.
The MSSL Country Director Ufuoma Festus Omo-Obi noted: “This is a forgery and we condemn its creation and circulation in the strongest terms. We view this as a ploy to cause emotional distress to the people named on the list and to damage the reputation of MSSL.”
He said MSSL would never circulate, publish, share or disclose the data of our clients in any form and added that for the last thirty (30) years our service delivery has been marked by the highest clinical standards, including client safety and confidentiality.
He apologised to the general public for the criminal circulation of a forged document and promised that the MSSL will do all in its power to bring the culprit (s) to book. The MSSL boss confirmed that the matter is currently under police investigation.