New HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa slashed in half

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HIV-positive mother and child in Tanzania

A 50% reduction in new HIV infections among children in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa is the highlight of a new UNAIDS report.

However, it also shows that access to treatment remains unacceptably low for children –– only three in 10 children in need of treatment have access in most of the ‘Global Plan’ priority countries in Africa.

Karusa Kiragu, a Senior Maternal and Child Health Advisor at UNAIDS spoke to UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva about the report.

Duration: 4'48"

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