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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
AFRICA: New Southern African Development Community Push
Wilson Johwa
September 7, 2007
Business Day (Johannesburg) (09.06.07) - Friday, September 07, 2007

AIDS experts from the region are currently meeting in Johannesburg to finalize the Southern African Development Community's three-year anti-AIDS plan. The document is slated for review by AIDS authorities in October. It will be submitted to national health ministers in November, and if approved it will be enacted beginning in January. "We have been with the epidemic for over 20 years, yet in all member states either it has stabilized at a very high level or continues to grow," said Innocent Modisaotsile, a project manager at the SADC secretariat in Botswana.