2017 HIV plan finally approved

06 November 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel The City of Windhoek (CoW) recently approved the HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2022, enabling the implementation of the project.
According to City documents, although the HIV epidemic is more prevalent in the rural north, the CoW is experiencing an influx of people moving to the capital for a better life. The City will therefore take ownership of the epidemic. The plan was referred back for further discussions in December 2018 and a workshop was held in February this year. The goal for the remainder of the 2017 – 2022 term is to reduce new HIV infections and AIDS-related mortality by 75% by the end of the term and to move towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
Special emphasis was also put on the Fast Track 90-90-90 goals and male engagement in cities. “The 90-90-90 targets entail that by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV know their status, 90% of those who know their status are receiving treatment, and that 90% of those receiving treatment have suppressed viral loads,” the document read.
The revised plan is a continuation of the strategic plan of 2013 – 2016, where the same themes were reprioritised with a narrow scope in terms of target groups and programming activities.
The currently strategic plan is sponsored by UNAIDS to the tune of US$200 000 (around N$3 million). The approved plan will be officially launched at a date to still be determined.

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