Malawi to achieve 90-90-90 target by 2020

A Health Rights Campaigner has said Malawi is on course to achieve the 90-90-90 target by 2020.

The 90-90-90 is an ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic.

The target refers to three key steps that are essential to both better health and care for HIV positive people and to limiting new infections and the further spread of the HIV pandemic.

The Campaigner Maziko Matemba, said the country has registered a decrease in the number of new HIV infections which he said is a good development.

According to current statistics from the Ministry of Health (MoH) the new infections are on 32, 000 in 2017 comparing to 59,000 in 2010.

Countries are targeting to diagnose 90 percent of all people living with HIV, start and retain 90 percent of those diagnosed on ART (Antiretroviral Therapy); and achieve viral suppression for 90 percent of patients on ART by 2020.

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