Thursday, July 31, 2014

Eritrea Does Well in Combating HIV/AIDS

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. 

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