HIV IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - ' ' Do you think sub-Saharan African health systems could achieve the 90-90-90 targets? - Health Resource International West Africa (HRI)

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

HIV IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - ' ' Do you think sub-Saharan African health systems could achieve the 90-90-90 targets?



Dear All,
 Courtesy of CoP, we share the following bearing in mind how weak health systems are in sub saharan Africa which includes Nigeria: READ ON


' Do you think sub-Saharan African health systems could achieve the 90-90-90 targets? What are the main challenges? How health districts could address these challenges?’

‘At the end of 2015, 36,7 millions of people were living with HIV in the world with more than 70% in sub-Saharan Africa. Published in June 2016, the new WHO guidelines recommend to "treat all" people living with HIV, including children, adolescents, adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people with coinfections. By mid-June 2016, despite significant progress made, only 18,2 million (50%) of people living with HIV were on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
All countries have also endorsed the 90-90-90 objectives.  This means that by 2020:

-          90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status
-          90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained ART
-          90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.
Less than 4 years remain to evaluate the achievement of these objectives (in December 2020). To avoid repeating the health-related MDGs scenario where just few countries were able to achieve, it is crucial that we develop a learning agenda and share experiences and best practices to help field stakeholders to deliver quality HIV care and treatment to all people in needs.''


Joseph Ana
Africa Center for Clin Gov Research & Patient Safety
@ HRI West Africa Group - HRI WA
Consultants in Clinical Governance Implementation
Publisher: Health and Medical Journals 
8 Amaku Street Housing Estate, Calabar
Cross River State, Nigeria
Phone No. +234 (0) 8063600642

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