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Mozambique to Focus on "Alarming" HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Southern Provinces

June 15, 2009

Mozambique's Prime Minister Luisa Diogo said the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the south of the country is "alarming" and is much higher than the national average of 16 percent among Mozambicans between the ages of 15 and 49, AIM/allAfrica.com reports (AIM/allAfrica.com, 6/12). Diogo said the government is drawing up an emergency plan to combat HIV/AIDS in the Gaza and Maputo provinces. The plan is expected to by ready by the end of July (Muchate, Xinhua, 6/13).

In related news, Inter Press Service News Agency examines HIV/AIDS among children in Mozambique. The article includes information about access to antiretroviral drugs and the state of health infrastructure (Ayisi, IPS, 6/15).

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