15 July 2015
President Jacob Zuma has
welcomed the United Nations AIDS report which has revealed significant progress
the country has made in the fight against the HIV/Aids epidemic.
that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has
been met and exceeded nine months ahead of schedule.
Presidential Spokesperson Harold
Maloka said we further recognise the turnaround in decline of life expectancy that
South Africa has recorded in 10 years rising from 51-years in 2005 to 61-years
“The President has further on
behalf of government and South Africans to thank and gratefully applauded the
work of the South African National Aids Counsel including all health
professionals in their work in the fight against HIV/AIDS”
He has however, cautioned all
South Africans that we have not necessarily reached our target where South Africa
will be HIV/AIDS free country by 2030, Maloka added.
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