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Namibia achieves HIV epidemic control

First Lady Monica Geingos has highlighted that paths to ending AIDS must be sustainable, which includes sustainable finance.

Geingos made these remarks at a High-Level Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) event titled ‘Celebrating Global HIV Progress to End AIDS and Advance Sustainable Development Goals’, hosted Thursday at the UN on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Namibian First Lady said that there is much to celebrate in global HIV progress to end AIDS. Sufficient gains have been made, including the announcement by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that Namibia has achieved HIV epidemic control, one of six African countries to do so.

Namibia mobilises 70 per cent of its domestic resources, with the rest coming from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which is a crucial partner in the fight to end AIDS.

The Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS #WeAreEqual Campaign will see African First Ladies lend their voices and advocacy platforms to speak to closing the gaps in gender equality. With the campaign already launched in several African countries, it seeks to reach N.dollars 700 million African minds and hearts.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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