Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 18/01/2022 07:34 
01.12.2021 19:27 News >> Zambia Moves To Meet Antiretroviral Therapy Demand For 400,000 Citizens Living With AIDS

Zambia Moves To Meet Antiretroviral Therapy Demand For 400,000 Citizens Living With AIDS

Health minister urges country to double efforts to address challenges facing country dealing with disease.

Zambia commemorated World AIDS Day on Wednesday with a commitment to meet the needs of 400,000 citizens living with the disease.
The southern African nation has 1.5 million citizens living with HIV/AIDS and 1.1 million are on antiretroviral medication, according to Health Minister Sylvia Masebo.
Masebo said in the capital Lusaka that the country recorded 51,000 new HIV infections in 2020 and she urged a doubling of efforts to address the challenges facing the population dealing with the disease.
"No one is safe and we need to collectively reinvigorate efforts in addressing the peculiar challenges faced by those at risk who predominantly are adolescent girls, truck drivers, orphans and vulnerable children and migrant workers," said Masebo.
Some of the challenges she highlighted were that adolescent girls are not free to access information about sexual reproductive health and education because of age restrictions and perceived public antagonism. That renders them vulnerable to engaging in sexual activity because of peer pressure which puts them at higher risk for AIDS.
She added that the commemoration's theme, "End inequality, End AIDS, End pandemics," was timely in helping to end discrimination against citizens living with the disease.
Zambia wants to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
It has a population of 18 million and Masebo said those aged 15-49 are in the high-risk bracket for contracting AIDS. -



        Latest News
Experts Urge Caution Over Prospect Of COVID-Free Future 10 minutes ago...
Togetherness is essential in fight against COVID 19, says Anthony Fauci.
Turkish Economy Board Confers 'Commercial Diplomacy' Awards -20 minutes ago...
Despite protectionism and pandemic, Turkish businesspeople have continued their activities successfully, says trade minister.
Russia Looking For Excuses To Escalate Tensions: Ukraine 10 minutes ago...
Delegation of US senators expresses support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 18, 2022 25 minutes ago...
Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkiye, other developments.
Talks Begin On Admitting DRC To East African Community -20 minutes ago...
Democratic Republic of Congo is inching closer to joining bloc as negotiations start in Kenya.

 
      Top News
Burkina Faso Draw With Ethiopia, Join Hosts Cameroon In AFCON Last 16 Burkina Faso Draw With Ethiopia, Join Hosts Cameroon In AFCON Last 16
EU Calls For Navalny's Release On 1St Anniversary Of Arrest EU Calls For Navalny's Release On 1St Anniversary Of Arrest
3 Killed And 6 Injured In Suspected Drone Attack In Abu Dhabi 3 Killed And 6 Injured In Suspected Drone Attack In Abu Dhabi
NATO, Ukraine Renew Cooperation Agreement On Technology NATO, Ukraine Renew Cooperation Agreement On Technology
Australia, New Zealand Send Aircraft To Assess Damage After Tonga Eruption Australia, New Zealand Send Aircraft To Assess Damage After Tonga Eruption
Elderly Palestinian Run Over By Israeli Vehicle Dies Of Wounds Elderly Palestinian Run Over By Israeli Vehicle Dies Of Wounds
Flames Of Racism Still Burn Hot In Modern America Flames Of Racism Still Burn Hot In Modern America
UAE, Algeria Hold Talks On Regional Developments UAE, Algeria Hold Talks On Regional Developments
Over 310 Irregular Migrants Held In Turkiye's Aegean Region Over 310 Irregular Migrants Held In Turkiye's Aegean Region
Iraqi Militia Hunts Down Daesh/ISIS Militants In Baghdad Iraqi Militia Hunts Down Daesh/ISIS Militants In Baghdad