Lesotho is this week celebrating the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target

Lesotho is this week celebrating the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target which indicates that the country is closer to the end of the AIDS pandemic.

In celebrating this milestone the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health Dr. Lucy Mapota stated that 90 percent of the population know their HIV status and 97 percent of those aware of their HIV status are on treatment while 92 percent o of those on treatment are virally suppressed.

She remarked that the achievement would not have been possible if the Ministry of Health did not remain faithful to its policies and this was also made possible by working together with partners.

Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) -Lesotho Country Director Ms. Tsepang Mohlomi remarked that through the generous support of donors, EGPAF’s work supporting the Ministry of Health to control the AIDS epidemic has been possible. She added that collaboration with civil societies has been pivotal.

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