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There are still gaps to be tackled in the fight against AIDs- Dr Kaseba

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The First Lady Dr. Christine  Kaseba giving a token of appreciation to Chibombo High School Cutural groupe during the world Aids day in Chibombo
The First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba giving a token of appreciation to Chibombo High School Cutural groupe during the world Aids day in Chibombo

First Lady, Dr Christine Kaseba, says it is disheartening to note that despite the positive gains that Zambia and the world have made in the fight against HIV and AIDS and Gender Based Violence (GBV), there are still gaps that need to be tackled.

Dr Kaseba described the state of affairs in the fight against HIV and AIDS as a tragedy yesterday when she joined residents of Chibombo district in celebrating the World AIDS day which was commemorated worldwide under the theme “Getting to Zero HIV infections’ I am a youth making a change for an HIV free Zambia.”

She said it is sad to note that more young people, especially young women in the urban areas, continue being infected every day.

Dr Kaseba pointed out that Zambia can today celebrate the World AIDS day because of the several strides that government has put in place to reduce the spread of the disease.

The First Lady noted that some of the contributions to the infection of the disease have been the recent transactional and intergenerational sex which comes as a result of young people finding themselves caring for their parents who are infected with AIDS.

Dr Kaseba, however, thanked government for increasing funding to the health sector so that more people can have access to ARVs and live longer.

The First Lady, however, urged the youth to seize the opportunity and make a difference.

She further cautioned young people not to be swayed by the traps of a good living but focus on education which will benefit them in future.

And speaking at the same event, Central Province Minister, Philip Kosamu, said this year’s World AIDS day celebrations were a time to remember loved ones that had died of AIDS and victims of Gender Based Violence.

Mr. Kosamu said it was gratifying to note that the Patriotic Front government has prioritized good health as an essential prerequisite for national development.

He said HIV and AIDS cannot be fought by government alone but can be won through concerted efforts from every Zambian.

Mr Kosamu noted that despite the 2012 UNAIDS Worlds AIDS Day Report indicating a reduction in infections by 58 per cent in Zambia, more has to be done to bring the disease to zero infection rate as the theme for this year’s celebrations indicated.

Today’s commemorations for World AIDS day in Chibombo were characterised by dancers from cultural groups.

Among those in attendance were Chief Mwaliteta, Chief Chamuka, Central Province District Permanent Secretary, senior government officials, non-governmental organisations and the local churches.

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31 COMMENTS

    • #1 hey dats nothing u haven’t seen a stripper or naked woman before? she is dressed in chitenge whatelse do u want?

  1. Indeed there is a lot of gaps in the fight against corruption with the first lady given k1.5b which is not in the constitution. I think HH has the caliber to move the Zambian economy than the current crop of useless leadership.

  2. @ kayombo, you are so ignorant, money hS nothing to prevention of AIDs/HIV. You do not need money to stay AIDs free… Please start thinking rational. @Hey, what do you call a proper bra, I work for the bra industry and there is nothing wrong with the first lady’s ….!

  3. How can the First Lady talk about AIDS when she is busy showing her boobs like that? She needs to be taught some manners buy a proper bra from the money you have been given!

  4. Leave the first lady alone!!!!!!! What is wrong about her dressing. You think that 1.5 billion is the only money she has. More ever she has worked for her money as a professional doctor.

  5. Yes Dr kaseba you are right there are GAPS in the fight against Aids to start with that GAP on your CHEST showing the curvature of your breasts to small boys i can only be left to wonder the amount of testosterone that went through the boys bodies and the other GAP is that of you and the JUNIOR DOCTOR ,Sata and INUUTU SUBA. The first lady is not the right person to talk about Aids as her morals have been found wanting i.e “sleeping with a married man in Sata” nor any other politicians as they are the chief spreaders of Aids, i.e Wynter Kabimba, Stephen Masumba etc..

    • mwe bantu sure where in Zambia does a Married woman whose passed through the capable hands of alangizi BEND OVER like that in the midst of boys and men?? look at the bored man directly behind with his eyes fixed and locked on the first lady’s backside like a missile lock on an F21 fighter jet with a crooked smile/laughter even rubbing his hands together like his been promised some afterward

  6. mwe bantu sure where in Zambia does a Married woman whose passed through the capable hands of alangizi BEND OVER like that in the midst of boys and men?? look at the bored man directly behind with his eyes fixed and locked on the first lady’s backside like a missile lock on an F21 fighter jet with a crooked smile/laughter even rubbing his hands together like his been promised some afterwards.

    • You must be sick in the head :o how many women breast feed babies in public, do you call alangizi… You are looking at breasts that have fed her babies so beat it :-??:-??

  7. mwe bantu sure where in Zambia does a Married woman whose passed through the capable hands of alangizi BEND OVER like that in the midst of boys and men??

  8. FOR ALL BLOGGERS WHO ARE COMMENTING ABOUT THE FIRST LADY’S CHEST BE REMINDED THAT HIDING BREASTS IS A RECENT THING IN ZAMBIA. IT HAS JUST BEEN RECENTLY COPIED FROM THE WESTERN WORLD BY THOSE WHO ONCE OR ARE STILL LIVING IN WESTERN COUNTRIES. ZAMBIAN WOMEN NEVER CARED ABOUT EXPOSING THEIR BREAST BUT DID CARE ABOUT EXPOSING THEIR PRIVATE PARTS BETWEEN THE BELLY AND THIGHS. IN FACT MOST IF NOT ALL CULTURES IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF AFRICA EXPOSE THEIR BREAST AND IT DOESN’T RAISE ANY UNTOWARD INTEREST SEXUAL INTERESTS- UNLESS DURING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. SO, DIASPORA CHAPS DON’T PRETEND THAT YOUR MOTHERS AND SISTERS WERE PRIVATE ABOUT BREAST. MOREOVER, A ZAMBIA CAN FEED HER BABY IN PUBLIC WITH NO PROBLEM AT ALL. IT WONT RAISE ANY DUST.

  9. Please remove that picture, Chellar is not doing his job.
    You can’t control HIV/AIDS when you are publishing such a picture, both front & back are wrong. There will be alot of fornication today, because some people can’t get enough from just jerking off, while looking at that picture.

  10. Let us be reasonable and responsible in the manner we speak against elders and those who hold particular offices of governance.We need to train our moral capacities.

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