HIV and AIDS

Mozambique’s uphill battle
Living with AIDS – Programme79

t’s nearly a decade since the 12-year long civil war in Mozambique ended. Athough the country is re-building, the challenges are immense. Not least is an official HIV prevalence rate of 13% which in the large cities like Maputo and Beira is thought to be closer to 30%. One of the biggest battles is how to find the resources – human and financial – to respond to the many needs facing the country. When it comes to HIV/AIDS specifically, entrenched cultural attitudes further complicate the equation. In this audio report, the executive secretary of the National AIDS Council Janet Mondlane outlines what they’re up against.

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