Blantyre, 01 December, 2023 / 9:59 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have lauded the government of the Southern African nation for implementing policies they say have gone a long way in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.
In their statement released Friday, December 1 on the occasion of World AIDS Day (WAD), the Bishops lauded the country's Ministry of Health, especially, for integrating HIV/AIDS in health programs and services that are provided by most of the health facilities in the country.
The Catholic Bishops applauded the ministry for introducing self-testing services to create more awareness on medical condition.
They noted that the use of “an expert client approach, the defaulters tracing initiatives, and comprehensive training of health workers” has gone a long way in inhibiting the spread of HIV.
The initiatives, they noted, continue to support the country to perform better “in the adopted, determined, and ambitious internationally recognized 95, 95, 95 UNAIDS targets to end the epidemic by 2030.”