Alarming Spread of HIV in Southern African Development Community Military: Mozambican Defense Official
November 1, 2007
The pace of HIV's spread is "extremely worrying" among military personnel in Southern African Development Community member states, Mozambique's deputy defense minister said recently at a conference on military health services. Current levels of infection in the armed forces "oblige us to redouble our efforts to develop changes in behavior among the public at large, and among soldiers in particular," Agostinho Mondlane said, urging military health officials to intervene to help fight the disease. Meeting participants called for common SADC policies on HIV, TB, and malaria.
Xinhua News Agency
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