Mutharika says Malawi to eradicate HIV/Aids by 2030

Malawian President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika and his government has been hailed for demonstrating high level commitment in the national and global fight against HIV and AIDS.

Photo opportunity Mutharika, Sande and Sidibe

Photo opportunity Mutharika, Sande and Sidibe

President Mutharika wirth UNAIDS boss Sidibe

President Mutharika wirth UNAIDS boss Sidibe

Speaking when he called on President Mutharika in Johannesburg South Africa where the President is there for African Union summit, United Nations Under Secretary-General and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said Malawi remains a model in the global AIDS fight.

Sidibe said Malawi has led in committing to a number of ambitious and risky targets aimed at reducing or eradicating the pandemic.

“Malawi was the first country that to introduce the Option B+. You were also the first to sign the 90-90-90 treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Mr. President Sir, we are very impressed with the risks that you are ready to undertake. This shows commitment.

“It is because of this that Malawi received the highest amount of funds from the Global Fund in Africa, it is because of the credibility of your case and efforts,” said Sidibe.

Speaking earlier, President Mutharika reported that Malawi has set out an ambitious plan to eradicate HIV and AIDS by 2030 as set out in the 90-90-90 treatment target.

He said treatment and prevention is his administration’s priority, including mother to child transmission of HIV.

“We managed to eradicate leprosy, measles and other diseases we can achieve that. We have managed to reduce the new infection rate by 65 percent. I am glad that we are just one point away from achieving zero percent mother to child transmission of HIV.

“We just need to remain focused, with more commitment and resources we will achieve this in no time. My government is at the moment in the process of procuring 8.5 million ARV’s for the 2015/2017 period,” he said.

Mutharika hailed UNAIDS for what he termed as g wonderful work the organisation is doing in Malawi in the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

He said the organisation has been instrumental in Malawi’s recent success to secure the $USD611 million HIV funding from the Global Fund as well as assisting us with the National HIV/AIDS Strategic plan among several others initiatives.

“We are grateful to you for the support that you gave us by assisting with resources for our team to go and present our case. You supported us technically  and we ended up being given $USD37 million more than what we applied for,” Mutharika said.

During the audience Sidibe was accompanied by several officials including the UNAIDS representative to the AU  semary Museminari and UNECA, Prof. Shira Tlou regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa and Amakobe Sande UNAIDS Country Director for Malawi.

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Chewelesine
Guest

How….when your ugly wife is busy partying using Aids funds?

MASO A GULU
Guest

Vision 2020 or 2030 ???

Gods plans is no mans plan

Ngoni wa pa phata
Guest

Congratulation to you your excellency madam for your appointment

man dhlaka
Guest

I’m sure he’s busy to see more financial support coming for another nacgate….

msozi coole
Guest

A ndembwe kkkkkkkk kaziwerenganiko zocitika muziko . kuyambila Emma 80s main a munali musanabadwe.kkkkk ma fli born . go to research. Kkkkkkkkkllll

kenkkk
Guest

Different presentation but still the same negative publicity of the country which apm was claiming and telling us not to. Apm just confirming what foreign journalist say about our country being aids infested and ravaged. Hypocrisy at its best.

ndembwe
Guest

A MALAWI mbuli inu,mitu yanu! amene kukuchita kulilira edzi. Mayiko aanzanu ambiri they have put a dateline kuthetsa edzi, inu mukuyifunabe? shame!! mutenge inu matendawo sure! EVEN AMERICA Ali ndi date line yawo, and after all iwo anasankha 2015, no new infections and are also eradicating it, munya ngati munakahalirako kudya za EDZI,ganizani zina zochita, achina msonzi,June, mulira chokweza kkkkkkkkk!

nick
Guest

UN’s Sidipe seems to get the joke !!

msozi coole
Guest

My Foot. Shame the whole president telling nonsese to the world. Anamulembera speech imeneyi NDE cifukizo wake it I. Can mbuzi mmusi. Ucize ma minister ako uli nawowo Ali nkhope non in on I ndi ma Arv WO. Mimba Zhao zopotokera mbali imodzizo ndi ma arvwo. Cisilu iwe. Giving people wrong information. Kagogo kako kanaomba za NAC zo. Ndekuti HIV inatha mmene amabamo. So anthu azigonana zedi with the idea yoti matendawa anti athetsedwa! Bastard empty headed tin. Is this wat u can advise the nation???shame. Anthu azitiseka koz of pipo like u. Total disgrace

Malawiana
Guest

Just shows how empty headed this man is. What about those born with HIV today the majority of whom will surely still be alive in 2030, are you going to kill them to ERADICATE HIV?

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