The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Spotlight Series: HIV, the Gut and Digestive Issues
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

News Briefs

Mozambique Adopts New AIDS Strategy

July 7, 2003

The Mozambican government has adopted a new strategy to combat the spread of AIDS, now focusing on care as well as prevention, Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi said Friday. The government hopes to spend $300 million over the next five years on its new integrated approach, he said. The new plan integrates prevention, care and education on how to live with the disease. It also aims to upgrade skills in the health sector. An estimated 500 to 700 Mozambicans are infected a day, and authorities were not satisfied with the current AIDS campaign, Mocumbi said. The rate of HIV infection among adults has risen to nearly 15 percent from 12 percent last year. Life expectancy in Mozambique is expected to drop below 40 years in 2010 because of HIV. The government expects support for its plans from international organizations, including former President Bill Clinton's foundation.

Back to other CDC news for July 7, 2003

Previous Updates

Adapted from:
Associated Press

  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
See Also
More on HIV/AIDS Treatment in Mozambique
Find out how a Walgreens specially trained pharmacist can help you