African Union Endorses 2 New Initiatives Focused On Training Community Health Workers, Improving Access To HIV Treatment

UNAIDS: African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS
“African heads of state have endorsed two major new initiatives to help end AIDS by 2030. The community health workers initiative aims to recruit, train, and deploy two million community health workers across Africa by 2020. The Western and Central Africa catch-up plan aims to rapidly accelerate access to HIV treatment in the region and close the gap in access between African regions. The initiatives were endorsed at the AIDS Watch Africa Heads of State and Government Meeting, held on 3 July during the 29th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia…” (7/3).