VICTORIA FALLS: HEALTH Ministers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have been urged to commence urgent multisectoral consultation process for the review and renewal of SADC frameworks on Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV, Gender and Youth.
Speaking to recent scorecards on Universal Health Coverage, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and HIV, in the context of SADC Ministers of Health Conference ongoing in Zimbabwe, Rotimi Sankore ,Editor of Afri-Dev.Info, said the new scorecards on Universal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and HIV, and the January 2015 SADC Ministers of Health Conference provide an opportunity to emphasize that poor policy and investment in Reproductive and Sexual Health remained among the biggest human security and health governance challenges facing Africa.
“This is manifested by the current state of HIV in Africa, and SADC especially,” he said.
“Despite significant progress, the unfortunate fact remains that the ten countries globally with the highest HIV prevalence are in Africa, and nine out of the ten are in SADC – with all of them still at high epidemic levels.”
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY