'Botswana winning HIV/Aids battle under Masisi'

Masisi is instrumental in fighting the pandemic PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Masisi is instrumental in fighting the pandemic PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Some key stakeholders believe that President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government has taken a few remarkable steps in the fight against HIV/AIDS a year after he took over power.

When he assumed office Masisi, vowed to step up the fight to end HIV/AIDS in Botswana.  Then, the President acknowledged that complacency was the reason the country’s efforts to fight the endemic have failed to bear any fruit.

“The courage we once showed is slowly fading away, and now is the time to revitalise our programmes and energise our individual capabilities to end this scourge,” Masisi said in his keynote speech on the 2018 World AIDS Day in Mochudi village.

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