ZIMBABWE: $45 million fund for HIV/Aid Maternal Health

About 13 percent of pregnant women in Zimbabwe are HIV positive, one of the highest rates of infection in Africa, according to EGPAF.

Marc Rubin, deputy country representative for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said eliminating paediatric HIV in Zimbabwe would require a massive scale-up of the PMTCT programme.

“New HIV infections are still occurring at alarmingly high rates, particularly amongst young women, and AIDS-defining conditions are the leading contributing factor to both maternal and child mortality,”

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