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Zambia records a drop in HIV/AIDS related deaths by 60 percent

Health Zambia records a drop in HIV/AIDS related deaths by 60 percent

Vice President Inonge Wina
Vice President Inonge Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina says Zambia has made strides in reducing HIV/AIDS infections.

Mrs. Wina however says access to Antiretroviral therapy -ART- has been a challenge due to economic challenges.

She says government has shown political will in the fight against HIV/AIDS by engaging more stake holders such as traditional leaders and players in the education sector.

The Vice President says government has also used various mechanisms such as the fight against Child marriages, campaign against Gender Based Violence, Women and Youth empowerment programmes to fight the epidemic.

She says Zambia remains committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS by adopting new strategies.

Mrs. Wina was speaking when United Nations AIDS Southern Regional Director, Sheira Tiou called on her at her office in Lusaka.

And Professor Tiou congratulated Zambia on her outstanding performance in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

She said her organisation is impressed that Zambia has recorded a drop in HIV/AIDS related deaths by 60 percent.

Professor Tiou lobbied the Zambian government to participate in the forthcoming High level meeting on HIV/AIDS to be held from June 8 to 12, 2016 in New York.

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    • A drop in deaths means more people living with AIDS on medication.

    • Good work by our medical staff and those people who care for patients 24/7. Even with less funding and facilities for health, you have done a good job. What if you had the right support?, you would be doing wonders greater than this.

  1. This is very good news bo Inonge Wina. The Zambian pipo have suffered a great deal and have lost millions of their loved ones as a result of this ‘man – made – virus’. This is a huge lesson for Africans and Zambians in particular and NEVER to forget. We should be on the look-ot 24/7 for various poisons being brought into the country like GMO seeds/foods and even the matumbo/chifu foods that are being imported into Zambia yet laced with such poisons. Watch out you the Chibuku guzzlers, the maize grain being used to brew your opaque beer could be laced with GMOs. Unless we guard Zambia; our country, our home and pride, I shudder to imagine what the next generation of our children, their children (our grand-children) and indeed their children’s children will live like.

  2. Good news for Zambia. Its important to concentrate on both prevention alongside treatment. I am also proud to see the VP with her natural glorious hair. Well done and a great example to us all aspiring to stay naturally beautiful.

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