Lucky Phiri-At least 4 thousand 200 girls in sub-Saharan Africa are infected every week with HIV/AIDS.
And UNAIDS Executive Director WINNIE BYANYIMA has implored African countries to fund local programs that will reduce new HIV infections among girls and women.
Ms BYANYIMA says the best way to reduce new HIV/AIDS Infections among girls is to keep them in schools.
Ms BYANYIMA said this when her and the UNAIDS delegations called on Lusaka Mayor CHILANDO CHITANGALA at the Civic centre.
And Ms BYANYIMA has praised the government for the free education policy which will help more girls’ access education.
She said the international Community is ready to support government to ensure the HIV/AIDS prevalence among girls and young women is reduced.
Ms BYANYIMA said Zambia has done well in the past 10 years in fighting new HIV infections and reducing death by putting the infected on treatment.
Meanwhile, Lusaka Mayor CHILANDO CHITANGALA said the local authority has women groups that sensitise people on HIVAIDS.
Ms CHITANGALA has praised UNAIDS for the support rendered to the council in the fight against the Pandemic.
Meanwhile, National AIDS Council Director General CONNIE OSBORNE said the country has decentralised HIV/AIDS programmes through local councils.