Reflecting on silver tier to EMTCT of HIV

The path to elimination of vertical transmission of HIV
The path to elimination of vertical transmission of HIV

On an annual basis, UNAIDS releases a global AIDS update report, which contains reflections on the reporting period, builds up to what can be expected, and makes recommendations on how countries need to respond to HIV at the national level, as well as collaboratively at regional and international levels.

On July 27, the most recent update titled – In Danger: Global AIDS Update 2022 was published. In it, new data are presented, which reveal how COVID-19 and other global crises shifted attention and resources away from HIV over the last two years, resulting in heightened risks which will invariably impact many lives.

UNAIDS calls for an increase in domestic funding for Health and HIV funding given the shift in major donor approaches and competing priorities with pandemics and the global economic crisis due to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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