Namibia Touts New Program to Fight AIDS
May 23, 2008
The latest survey by Namibia's Ministry of Health indicates an alarming increase in the country's HIV/AIDS infection rate. Liue Kauta, HIV/AIDS coordinator for the ministry, said that despite the spike, the government is taking strong measures to fight the disease. "We have a five-year strategic plan looking at how effectively to reduce the HIV problem," she said. Namibia is intensifying efforts to provide treatment, care, and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as stepping up prevention programs, she said. "The focus now is to address people's attitudes towards the disease so that people can really change their sexual behavior."
Voice of America
05.13.2008; Lameck Masina
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