40-man squad to present Angola's case at 3rd CPLP congress on HIV/AIDS

Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Member countries of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) will meet Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal's capital, as part of t he third congress of CPLP on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, PANA r eported from here Sunday.
Angola, which recorded nearly 60,000 cases of HIV infection from 1985 to 2009, w ill be represented at the congress by a 40-member delegation, to present the cou n try's concerns, which are mainly on prevention and treatment, cooperation for fi g hting the disease and capacity building for human resources.
The second congress was held in April 2008 in Rio de Janeiro and attended by all Lusophone African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and S ao Tome and Principle) adopted the "Charter of Rio", which recommended the creat i on of a network of people living or working with HIV/AIDS in Portuguese-speaking countries, to support the initiatives of organizations fighting against the disease.
The Lisbon congress will focus on the mother-to-child transmission of syphilis a nd HIV, borders and conflicts and the spread of HIV/AIDS, strategies for reducin g the impact of HIV-Drug link and the role of civil society organisations in the n ational response of CPLP member countries.

14 march 2010 19:43:00

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