Minimal Decline in AIDS-Related Deaths Worries MSF

Medicins Sans Frontiers is calling on governments, ministries of health, partners and international organizations to step up efforts toward reducing HIV/Aids deaths, following the release of the 2019 Global Report launched by the Joint UN Programme on HIV and Aids. In 2016, the UN member states endorsed the goal of cutting Aids deaths by 50% by 2020, to less than 500 000 per year. Six months to this deadline, this target is far from being achieved.

Community health agent Babongile Luhlongwane who is one of the nearly 90 dedicated health workers who are taking HIV counseling and testing to the most remote parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

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