Thursday, October 14, 2010

Zambia: President Invites Four Ex-Presidents for AIDS Indaba

From the Times of Zambia

Four former heads of State and other high level African leaders who are the champions for a HIV/AIDS-free generation project are this month expected in the country for an accelerated meeting on response to the HIV epidemic. The champions are coming at the invitation of President Rupiah Banda and will meet Zambia's leaders from October 19 to 21 to share various regional experiences in response to HIV/AIDS.

National AIDS Council (NAC) spokesperson Justine Mwiinga said during a media breakfast that the champions would use the meeting to gain insight on progress and challenges towards the scaling up of HIV prevention initiatives in Zambia. He said the champions would further utilise the meeting to explore possible solutions to reduce new infections of HIV/AIDS. He said Zambia was still faced with six challenges in the fight against HIV/AIDS including low rate of condoms, low male circumcision and gender-based violence.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...