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‘More women living with HIV’

VIOLET MENGO, Lusaka
A Preliminary national Tuberculosis survey has revealed that there are more women than men living with HIV in Zambia.
The survey has further shown that a person living with HIV is more likely to develop TB.
Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde said the ministry and its partners will use the survey results to develop a national strategic plan in line with the post 2015 global strategy for TB.
Dr Kasonde said this when he officiated at the dissemination of the survey results in Lusaka earlier this week.
He said the survey is historical as it is the first since independence.
“It is also a unique survey globally as it is the first fully digital national TB prevalence survey,” he said.
Dr Kasonde said Government will take the recommendations of the survey seriously to minimise the impact of TB.
He said Government is committed to improving the health of all Zambians by implementing policies in line with the national strategic plan objectives.
About 54,400 participants took part in the year-long survey.

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