Press Release
LUSAKA, Friday, July 12, 2013 — His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of
the Republic of Zambia, says education and increased funding to the health sector are key to
reducing the number of new HIV infections in the country.
The Head of State raised these observations during a meeting with representatives from the
UNAIDS, Churches Health Association of Zambia [CHAZ] and the National AIDS Council
[NAC] among others. First Lady, Dr Christine Kaseba also attended the meeting in her
capacity as vice-chairperson of the Organisation of African First Ladies [OAFLA].
President 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, the President noted that Zambia achieved a 51 per cent reduction in the
number of new HIV infections among children between the years 2009 — 2012.