CUBA MAKES HISTORY IN HIV/AIDS RESPONSE ….EMTCT

The month of July started pretty hopeful for members, partners, organizations and service providers in the HIV/AIDS response globally, as news trickled in that the World Health Organization, had validated elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis in Cuba.

This validation makes Cuba the first Country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. A feat that is not only commendable but also reinforces that an AIDS Free Generation is possible.

While Cuba may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV , most countries still grapple with Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.  In 2013 , about 240,000 children were born with HIV (WHO).

We hope that Cuba can share her best practices on EMTCT with the rest of the world, and more countries will join Cuba in recording great success in their HIV/AIDS response.

WHO | WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Cuba.

 

RRA

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