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The number of persons living with HIV/Aids in Mozambique who have access to antiretroviral treatment has increased by 300,000 in the last four years, and now exceeds 1.1 million, Mozambican Health Minister Nazira Abdula has said.
“In the first quarter of 2019, a cumulative total of 1,159,455 adults and 88,146 children were receiving antiretroviral treatment,” Minister Abdula is quoted by newspaper O País as saying.
Abdula pointed out that in 2015, 705,000 adults and 66,000 children had access to antiretroviral treatment.
In the context of the fight against HIV / AIDS in Mozambique, authorities approved the Strategic Plan to Combat HIV and AIDS (PEN IV 2016-2020) Abdula said.
The HIV/Aids incidence rate among the population aged 15-49 In Mozambique is 13.2%, the Minister of Health admitted, acknowledging that the country’s health network was still a “challenge”, and that quality must “improve”.
Between 2015 and 2018, the number of health facilities increased from 534 to 1,652.Source: Lusa
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