USAID chief hails ARVs in the HIV/AIDS fight

KASANE: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) country representative in Botswana, Blake Chrystal, has credited the use of anti-retroviral therapy in the global milestones achieved in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic fight so far.

“There were 1.2 million AIDS-related deaths in 2014, but that number was down from 1.3 million the previous year and from a peak of two million in 2005. The actual number of new infections has also decreased to two million in 2014 compared with 2.1 million in 2013 and 3.1 million at their peak in 2000,” he said officially opening the two-day New Directions in Global Health held at the Mowana Safari  Lodge.

New Directions in Global Health is a series of road show seminars that bring public health experts together with district stakeholders and Botswana media outlets to exchange information on the research, best practises and successes in the response to HIV and other global health concerns.

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