AIDS council board dissolved

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Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has dissolved the board of the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council pursuant to provisions of Section 5 of the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council Act number 10 of 2002.

Dr. Chilufya stated that Government is repositioning the National AIDS Council to improve its usefulness in providing coherent multispectral coordination as part of the escalated response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, affirming that in due course he will appoint new board members.

Dr. Chilufya has since emphasized that the new council must move expeditiously to give practical effect to the President’s personal resolve to stem the tide against the epidemic.

“The council must do more to promote actions for prevention, promote quicker testing and treatment, curbing stigma, and mainstreaming positive messaging in our broader response against AIDS,” Dr. Chilufya said

Dr. Chilufya is positive that the President’s personal commitment has given renewed impetus to the ministry as it confronts the epidemic.

And Dr. Chilufya has profusely thanked the outgoing Council Members for their diligent service to the country, during their tenure of office.

This is contained in a statement issued to pan African Radio news by Ministry of Health Head of Communications and External Relations officer Stanslous Ngosa today.

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    Those to sit on the board should not just come from Lusaka. Zambia is big and many people would like to participate in National building.

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      If I said this you’re going to call primitive and tribal. Remember you’ve even initiated a bad blogger campaign against me. There’s nothing wrong with the list you’re purporting if the candidates are qualified.

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      Ba Ndaje, just check the composition of Boards in the this country. I am from Mporokoso if that helps you. I will not burry my head in the sand and pretend everything is ok. Zambia will only be good if it it good for all of us regardless of tribe. Lekeni ******* ba Khakis napapata!

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    HPCZ, Nutrition Commission, AIDS Council Boards dissolved. All directors at MOH relocated. He appointed and disappointed 5 people on one position of Director of Public Health within a space of 2 months. Who has a problem here. I hope the president is keeping an eye on this minister.

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      They are the same. Believe me. They both see enemies everywhere. They also have the “know it all” attitude. It’s futile to even try to advise them. Only time will tell. This is not what you get from the real H oath. This one must have gotten a hypocrite oath! You have to treat your fellow professionals as brothers and sisters not as enemies to the extent that you retire some young for no good reason? Good that the Public Service Commission has not fallen into this folly but has continued paying free salaries. Not all days are Sundays!

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    How can you have a national AIDS council without any person specialized in any aspect of HIV. Just send any half baked journalist to NAC and she will come back with a good report.

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    Chilufya should have put in place a new council before dissolving the old one! Zambians like vacuums and that is why the country is always in problems – even educated fo.ols like Chilufya do things like someone that has never been to school.

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