U=U Campaign Launched in Zambia’s Western Province, an Initiative towards elimination of HIV transmission
The Government of Zambia, through the Ministry of Health, with support from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Western Province. This follows the National Launch of the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) Campaign by Zambian President, H.E. Edgar Lungu on 8th May 2019.
Speaking during the launch, Western Province Minister, Hon. Richard Kapita reiterated that “this launch reaffirms government’s commitment to build on the gains made towards reducing the incidence rate of HIV. The achievement of HIV/AIDS epidemic control is vital to the country’s aspirations of improving the health of the people.
During this campaign, the attention of the public will be drawn to the benefits of achieving undetectable viral load in individuals living with HIV which includes contributing to the ongoing efforts of controlling the spread of HIV infections, preventing ill health and improving wellness. It is also hoped that communities and families will be stimulated to take greater responsibility for their own health.””