Ester Lungu says Zambia may defeat Aids by 2030

Ester Lungu says Zambia may defeat Aids by 2030

Press Statement

For Immediate Release

Addis Ababa- Monday, 10th February, 2020

First Lady Mama Esther Lungu says the Zambian Government is committed to ending AIDS by 2030.

She also said Zambia is committed to achieving HIV/AIDS epidemic control by 2021.

She says this has been demonstrated through strong political leadership and commitment for the national response as demonstrated by the engagement and participation of different political and community leaders including His Excellency the President of The Republic of Zambia Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

She cited the establishment of the national HIV Prevention Coalition which is being co-chaired by the Ministers of Health and the Minister of Finance as an effort meant to eliminate the disease.

Mrs. Lungu also said the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Health (MoH) with its cooperating partners had made remarkable progress in addressing Mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT).

The First lady further sated the government was committed and had embarked on the process of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission –EMTCT- of HIV and syphilis in its continued effort to improve health outcomes for mothers and children.

She said the EMTCT of HIV & syphilis National Operational Plan provided guidance for rapid scale up of strategic interventions towards dual EMTCT of HIV and syphilis in the country.

Mrs. Lungu reaffirmed the Zambian Government’s commitment to the core values and principles of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The First lady said this in a speech read on her behalf by Ministry of Health Assistant Director Cancer Prevention, Dr. Sharon Kapambwe during Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Issued by

Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza

First Secretary-Press& Tourism

Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa,
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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    Mwale 2 weeks ago

    Advise your husband to Adopt a strategy of eradicating poverty first. People have hit the all time low of desperation and will do anything to put food on the table with the obvious being sleeping with anything ‘just’ to eat which in itself defies the very objective you are advancing. We claim sovereignty when it fits us yet we call those countries that help us in fighting this cause names when they question how we spend their money. The $500m annual aid from USA for instance. Now Ireland has stopped the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) pending accountability investigations…there lies another problem. Will your husband ever do anything right as President? 

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    Calm Lungu down madam 2 weeks ago

    How will this happen when your husband & his Ministers in PF, for Information & Foreign Affairs hv annoyed the most critical donor in the World, the USA Government? 

    I don’t think you know what you are talking about. Please help the nation to calm down your husband who appears to do everything in extreme, which is worrying the nation. He is almost a dictator!