An HIV Free Generation Is Still Possible For Zimbabwe- Gvt

ZIMBABWE is still committed to realising an HIV free generation through the scaling of HIV prevention services through all populations, a Ministry of Health and Child (MoHCC) official has said.

By Michael Gwarisa

Speaking recently, Director in the HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) Unit, Dr Owen Mgurungi said it was critical to have better options in the management and treatment of HIV in children so as to minimise the risk of developing

We want to make sure that we build capacity in this country for management of pediatric HIV and specifically make sure that we also do better options and the latest options in the management and treatment of children.

“Zimbabwe is committed to having an HIV free generation and we are going to have many children that are going to be prevented from getting HIV, but for those that fall through the cracks and do get HI, we are also committed to ensure that we know early and put them on treatment and we make it a better Zimbabwe,” said Dr Mgurungi.

He also applauded Johnson and Johnson for extending a donation of third line Antiretroviral drugs and said, “We are very happy that we will receive some donation of third line antiretroviral therapy for our children. This is good because most of the times, we have challenges, we have many things that we are running with but we always forget our children.”

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