First lady Esther Lungu has launched the Free to Shine and Zambia Ending HIV and AIDS Campaigns in Livingstone which she has described as the biggest HIV and AIDS campaign ever witnessed in Zambia.
And Mrs. Lungu says Zambia has entered a new dawn as far as fighting HIV is concerned because the country has many options in the fight.
She says Zambia has in the past lost many lives but that with the help of partners, the country is repainting the dark and gloomy picture of AIDS to one of hope.
Mrs. Lungu has however noted the need to do more to stop new HIV infections.
And the First lady from Botswana Neo Masisi said countries in the SADC region have similar values and cultures hence the need to work together to fight HIV – the virus that causes AIDS.
Meanwhile, Executive Secretary of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS, Mame Yaa Bosomtwi said first ladies need to continue working hard because many children are still getting infected with HIV.
And United States Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote noted that HIV interventions in Africa have and continue to save millions of lives.