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UN Officials Meet With Leaders in Tanzania to Discuss Country's HIV/AIDS Response

April 6, 2011

During a stop in Tanzania on Monday with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe, UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro commended Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete's recent efforts to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and called for more to be done to ensure all people living with the disease receive treatment, The Citizen reports (Liganga, 4/5). "An estimated 52% of people in Tanzania who need antiretroviral treatment are now receiving it, up from virtually zero coverage in 2004," according to a UNAIDS feature story. In addition, treatment to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission reached 70% coverage in 2010, up from 10% in 2004, according to the report (4/5). During the meeting with Kikwete, Sidibe asked government officials to lead negotiations with international drug companies to improve access to low-cost antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in developing nations, the Guardian/IPP Media reports (4/6). In a second article, Guardian/IPP Media reports that while in the country, Migiro also met with members of the Tanzania Youth Alliance (4/6).

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