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HIV: WHO supports South Africa to eliminate disease.

 

In a significant step towards combating the HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) responded to a call to support the National Department of Health (NDoH) in South Africa.

In a training workshop held in Johannesburg to orient key stakeholders on Triple Elimination and the process of validation, the global tools, necessary skills and knowledge.

The workshop, supported by WHO in collaboration with NDoH, UNICEF, UNAIDS, and UNFPA, aimed to identify the strengths and gains, as well as the gaps and challenges that have to be addressed in order to be certified as being on the Path to Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B.

The training brought together multisectoral stakeholders, both online and in person, and the agenda covered various crucial aspects such as validation structures, global criteria, and assessment processes.

Participants were briefed on the current progress in South Africa, while highlighting the achievements and areas needing improvement based on a self-assessment.

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