Too Much Focus On COVID-19 Pandemic Could Derail HIV Response Gains

A UNAIDS and World Health Organisation modelling group warns that slackening the HIV Health Service delivery over the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) response could cost about half a million lives in Sub-saharan Africa in the next two years. By HealthTimes Reporter Since 2010, new HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa have declined by 43percent, from 250 000 in 2010 to 140 000 in 2018, owing to the high coverage of HIV services for mothers and their children in the region. Curtailment of these services by COVID-19 for six months could…

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#BREAKING: Dr Mahomva Appointed COVID-19 Response Chief Coordinator…Gvt To Appoint New Perm Sec

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has redeployed Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) permanent secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva to the newly formed post of Chief Coordinator to the National Response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the office of the President and cabinet. By Michael Gwarisa In a press statement, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said Dr Mahomva’s appointment was in line with section 203 (1) (a) of the constitution of Zimbabwe amendment number (20) Act 2013. This post has been created after due consideration of the…

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