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Mozambique: Regional Meeting to Scale Up Collaborative TB/HIV Activities Begins in Maputo

April 16, 2013

"The regional meeting to scale up collaborative TB/HIV activities in Africa kicked off in Maputo last week with presentations scheduled for 14 African country representatives to share progress and challenges in confronting TB/HIV co-infection in the most highly impacted region of the world," the Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog reports. "Provision of early antiretroviral treatment to individuals co-infected with HIV and TB was the focus of the session," the blog notes, adding, "Later in the morning, a Tanzania Ministry of Health official discussed her country's effort to meet the challenge of TB/HIV co-infection in a nation of 44 million people where HIV prevalence is a little more than five percent, and 38 percent of TB patients live with HIV" (Lubinski, 4/15).

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This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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