Tanzanian AIDS Commission Director Urges Pregnant Women Living With HIV to Frequent Medical Clinics
September 30, 2008
Fatma Mrisho, executive director of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS, on Friday called on pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in the country to regularly visit medical clinics in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus, the Daily News reports. Mrisho delivered the message in Tanzania's capital of Dar es Salaam during a briefing on the Children's Special Session International Conference, which will be held on Monday in the city. The conference, organized by the Regional Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa, will review progress and steps needed to increase the response to HIV/AIDS among children. More than 14 countries from across East and Southern Africa are expected to be represented at the conference.
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