Botswana Lawmakers Plan Release of Report Gauging Public Opinion on National Response to HIV/AIDS
October 18, 2007
Lawmakers in Botswana at the end of December are scheduled to release a report on recent hearings that sought to gauge the public's views on HIV/AIDS issues in the country, Member of Parliament Duke Lefhoko announced on Friday, Botswana's Mmegi reports.
The report is expected to assess observations and findings on issues such as testing, disclosure and partner notification, discrimination, intentional transmission of HIV, access to treatment, counseling and prevention of mother-to-child transmission, the Mmegi reports.
Lefhoko said the report initially will be distributed among other MPs for debate, adding that the lawmakers will have the opportunity to consult further with residents of their constituencies after receiving the report (Chwaane, Mmegi, 10/16).
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