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World AIDS Day: WHO Charges African Countries To Improve Funding On HIV Testing, Treatment

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The World Health Organisation WHO has charged African countries to improve funding support for HIV testing, care and treatment.

The organization said that the improved funding support would ensure all citizens get access to the services they need to live productive lives.

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said this in her message to mark the 2018 “World AIDS Day’’, commemorated every year on December 1st, with the theme “Know your Status’’.

Moeti said leaders can achieve better results in reducing the spread of the virus by expanding community-based options and innovations to reach beyond health facilities.

She added that in some parts of the region, HIV testing and access to treatment is still lacking and urged leaders to have stronger political will, commitment and increase investment to achieve universal health coverage in all states.

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