Botswana fight against HIV/AIDS impressive � Masisi


The vice president, Mokgweetsi Masisi said the country would continue its fight against HIV/AIDS.

Speaking at the National AIDS Council meeting recently, the new chairman said he was committed to ensuring continuous improvements in its business. He said given the changes in the HIV and AIDS landscape, there was need to re-structure the council by way of reviewing its mandate and membership to improve alignment to latest trends.

“The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in its 2015 session in April 2015 passed a resolution on UNAIDS encouraging accelerated action and investment in the next five years to be on track to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The Fast Track targets set for 2020 refer to 90 percent of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status, 90 percent of people who know their HIV-positive status are actually on treatment, and 90 percent of people on treatment have suppressed viral loads.  In short, this is referred to as the 90-90-90 targets,” he said.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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