Education and increased funding key to reducing HIV infections-Sata

President Michael Sata has said that the education and increased funding to the health sector are key to reducing the number of new HIV infections in the country.
President Sata said this during a meeting with representatives from the UNAIDS, Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) and the National AIDS Council (NAC) among others.
First Lady Christine Kaseba was also part of the closed door meeting, in her capacity as vice-chairperson of the Organisation of African First Ladies (OAFLA).
Mr Sata convened the meeting to review the 2013 Progress Report on the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive.
During the meeting, Mr Sata said Zambia achieved a 51 per cent reduction in the number of new HIV infections among children between the years 2009 — 2012.