Thursday, July 31, 2014
Pambazuka News published on 31 July 2014 a brief analysis titled "Eritrea's Continued Progress in Combating HIV/AIDS" by FikreJesus Amahazion. Drawing on 2013 statistics provided by UNAIDS, the author notes that Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most heavily impacted region in the world. Eritrea has done a particularly good job in keeping the HIV prevalence rate below 1 percent. Ethiopia has also done well with a prevalence rate just over 1 percent. The worst performer in the East African region is Uganda, which years ago was singled out for having one of the best programs to combat HIV/AIDS.