6 February 2013

Zambia: Sweden to Continue Supporting Health Sector

SWEDEN has pledged continued support to Zambia's health sector, visiting Swedish Health and Social Affairs State Secretary Karin Johansson has said.

Ms Johansson said this in Lusaka yesterday when she led a 25-member Swedish delegation which also included Swedish Ambassador to Zambia during a courtesy call on Community Development, Mother and Child Health Minister Joseph Katema.

The delegation included representatives of 10 Swedish companies specialised in various areas in the health sector.

"It has been really interesting to listen to your presentation and the challenges you have had and I can assure you that we will be behind several of your initiatives in family planning," she said.

Earlier, Dr Katema hailed the strong ties with Sweden and thanked the unwavering support, especially in the health sector.

Dr Katema said comprehensive and integrated primary healthcare delivery with community participation remained key targets for the Government.

Permanent Secretary Elwyn Chomba said Government was committed to eradicating HIV/AIDS transmission from mother-to-child.

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