Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has called for concerted efforts to achieve the global 90:90:90 target as integrated in HIV response programme in the National Strategic Plan.
The global 90:90:90 seeks countries’ commitments to end HIV and Aids by 2030; have 90 percent of people living with HIV and Aids know their status by 2020, 90 percent of people diagnosed with HIV to be on ART by 2020 and 90 percent of patients on ART to be retained in care and have their viral load suppressed by 2020.
Speaking at Walker’s Ferry in Nkula, Blantyre on Friday during World Aids Day commemoration, BWB staff committee chairperson Ziddy Medi said effects of HIV and Aids cut across all sectors of the society and the board has not been spared.
“Private and public sectors should work together to end the disease which has taken so many lives,” he said.
BWB acting chief executive Henry Bakuwa said his organisation will work with fellow statutory corporations to share experiencesand knowledge about how to fight the epidemic.
The commemoration was held under the theme Early Treatment: A Tool for HIV Prevention. n