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17 Nov 2015 - 09:49

Ndimyake Mwakalyele

19.10.2015 18:09

That Zimbabwe has made progress in reducing HIV-infection in the country is a feat, many applaud.   But some health experts warn if unchecked, stigma, discrimination and complacency could reverse the gains.

Dr. Beth Barr, the new country director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said ironically, the strides made in fighting the disease is partly feeding complacency.

“It’s partly because of the remarkable progress that has been made, that sometimes there's a perception both locally and internationally that the challenge of HIV has been solved,” she said.

1 Nov 2015 - 15:52


GENEVA, 30 October 2015—At its 37th meeting, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board adopted a new strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The UNAIDS 2016–2021 Strategy is one of the first in the United Nations system to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, which set the framework for global development policy over the next 15 years, including ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

1 Nov 2015 - 15:48


During a high-level event on 30 October on the sidelines of the Third India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 in New Delhi, India, leaders from India, the African Union, several African nations and major Indian pharmaceutical companies pledged to address existing and emerging challenges to health commodity security in Africa.

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