Paris hosts conference on mother-child HIV-AIDS transmission in Africa

Paris, France (PANA) - An international conference on the spread of HIV/AIDS from mother to child in West and Central Africa opened on Monday in Paris.

The two-day meeting, which is organized at the initiative of UNICEF in France, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNAIDS will discuss ways to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child in West and Central African countries.  

According to a document published on the eve of the conference, West and Central Africa account for almost 25% of the total number of pregnant women and children infected by HIV / AIDS.

Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and representatives of international organizations attending the Paris conference will examine how to share tasks and scale up support to the most isolated communities.

They will also assess the feasibility and effectiveness of comprehensive strategies in operational research programs.
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16 november 2011 21:02:17




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