Friends of Rainka says Zambia needs K97 billion to fight AIDS

Zambia records 82 thousand new HIV infections every year a development which continuously threatens the country’s social and economic well being.

The national HIV/Aids/Std/TB council – NAC, says the vice has remained the single major threat to development.

NAC chairperson of the prevention theme group Professor Sribut Baboo said this at an HIV and Aids media breakfast inLusakaon Tuesday.

Professor Baboo said the national aids council and partners will from November 21 – 23 host the second national HIV prevention convention where President Michael Sata will be guest of honor.

He said the convention will accelerate prevention efforts against new HIV infections and reduce Aids related deaths.

And friends of Rainka Medical consultant Lundu Mazoka saidZambiacurrently needs 97 billion kwacha to address the aids burden.

Mr. Mazoka saidZambiawill need 365 billion kwacha by 2030 to tackle the aids pandemic.

Earlier,Zambiapalliative care Association national coordinator Njekwa Lumbwe said there is need to integrate palliative care in HIV and Aids programmes.

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