Zimbabwe is committed to national health coverage and is currently working towards ending Aids by 2030, a Government official has said.
Addressing delegates yesterday at the official launch of the Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS strategic plan 2021 – 2025 which will guide the country towards ending AIDS by 2030, Chief Director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Munyaradzi Dhobbie praised the National Aids Council (NAC) for the strides made in the fight against global epidemic.
“As government we are committed to national health coverage and Zimbabwe has committed to fund at least 65 percent of the health requirements instead of relying on donors. HIV prevalence and mortality has fallen and now we are working towards ending Aids by 2030.We have to remain on guard,” he said.
The strategic plan is also set to guide resource allocation and implementation of the HIV response for the next five years.
UNAIDS Country Director Sophia Moniko noted the need for the country to invest in data systems and for a paradigm shift in health financing for the country to achieve its targets.
“To end Aids, we have to end the inequalities. We need a paradigm shift in health financing. We need to invest in data systems. The new Global Aids strategy and political declaration adapted by Zimbabwe calls on all countries to end Aids to get there we need to integrate A shared vision in ending the three zeros,” she said.
National Aids Council (NAC) board Chairperson Mrs Margaret Mehlomakulu took the opportunity to launch this year’s theme for the National Aids Day commemorations dubbed “End Pandemics End Inequalities, End Aids”.