Botswana: SADC challenged to do more to fight HIV/AIDS

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has challenged the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) secretariat to put more into fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

“The war on reducing HIV and AIDS infections is continuing. The SADC secretariat should continue to monitor the situation and coordinate the necessary regional interventions with member states until we are comfortable that further HIV infections are a thing of the past,” Khama said Monday at the 35th SADC Heads of State and government summit which opened here Monday.

Khama urged the region to remain steadfast in its effort to implement the key activities articulated by the Maseru Declaration on HIV/AIDS.

Meanwhile, Khama will be chairing SADC for the next 12 months, after President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe handed over the rotational position to him.
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17 august 2015 12:54:48

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