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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

Majority of SADC member states on target
to meet 2nd and 3rd 90-90-90 targets

WINDHOEK, ( Xinhua) -- Majority of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states are on target to meet the 2nd and 3rd 90-90-90 targets, said Namibia’s Minister of Health Bernard Haufiku in the capital Windhoek on Thursday. 

Haufiku was speaking at the official opening of the SADC minsters of health and ministers responsible for HIV and AIDS meeting, where he said more needed to be done in order to realize the same achievements for the 1st 90 target.

The 90-90-90 targets are aimed at diagnosing 90 percent of all HIV-positive persons, providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 90 percent of those diagnosed, and achieve viral suppression for 90 percent of those treated by 2020.

Haufiku went on to laud member states’ efforts, saying “fortunately, member states had the foresight of adopting a 10 Point Action Plan for accelerating HIV prevention.”

He also said that eight member states had exceeded the 90 percent mark in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

The SADC region continues to witness a decline in new HIV infections, but Haufiku said it was worrisome to note that progress was slow towards the regional targeted reduction of new infections by 75 percent by 2020. 

 
WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) -- Namibia’s Minister of Health Bernard Haufiku speaks during the joint meeting of SADC ministers of health and ministers responsible for HIV and AIDS meeting, in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, on Nov. 8, 2018. Majority of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states are on target to meet the 2nd and 3rd 90-90-90 targets, said Namibia’s Minister of Health Bernard Haufiku in the capital Windhoek on Thursday. XINHUA PHOTO: MUSA ZIMUNYA

             

 

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