Bamako hosts workshop on HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A five-day workshop drilling participants on quality HIV diagnosis is into the third day in Bamako, Mali.
Organised by the Malian Health ministry in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the workshop would also train participants to identify and propose solutions to problems related to guaranteed quality diagnosis.
It would also make broad outlines for an action plan, under the direction of African experts.
When the workshop opened last Monday, participants acknowledged that ever since the discovery of the AIDS virus, enormous efforts have been made to control blood transmission of HIV.
But they expressed regrets that the understanding and conception of a reliable security programme still eludes several African countries.
A survey in 1999 showed that very few countries of the south have a programme to guarantee the quality of HIV screening.
And participants feared the situation could impact negatively on different programmes in epidemiological surveillance, mother-child virus transmission and voluntary testing.

25 أبريل 2001 10:41:00

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