Mozambican public service suffering effects of HIV/AIDS

Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The public service in Mozambique is seriously suffer ing the effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic which translates into high levels of mo r tality and absenteeism and makes it difficult to meet planned targets, according to the Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Ministry, Eduardo Nhampossa.
Nhampossa was addressing a meeting of civil servants in Maputo Monday to mark th e World AIDS Day, PANA reports, quoting the country's news agency, AIM.
"The effects of HIV/AIDS on the public service are devastating and they can be s een, among other aspects, through the increasing rates of mortality and absentee i sm, which imply increased indirect costs, the failure to meet planned targets, t h e reduction of service coverage, and increased costs in replacing workers," he s a id.

02 december 2008 18:57:00

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