NAC Validates Updated HIV NSP

Monrovia, Liberia, June 1, 2023: The National AIDS Commission of Liberia has concluded a one day validation meeting for the updated HIV National Strategic Plan II for Liberia.
The updated NSP II is a five year strategic document designed to fast track the country’s effort towards ending AIDS by 2030.
Speaking at the opening of the validation meeting in Monrovia, the chairperson of the Nationla AIDS Commission (NAC), Theodosia Kolee urged partners to get involved and continue to collaborate in addressing the impacts of HIV in the country.
Madam Kolee told partners to strategize and join efforts to implement the NSP to eliminate stigma and discrimination against persons living with HIV and AIDS and key population,, and put them at the center by ensuring testing, treatment and viral load suppression.
Madam Kolee reinforced the Commission’s commitment in increasing its oversight role to reduce new HIV infection, stigma and discrimination and promoting leadership, coordination and oneness.
Also Speaking, World Health Organization (WHO) representative, Dr. Moses Jeuronlon expressed delight over the current progress in the HIV response, especially the 95-95-95 strategy.
Dr. Jeuronlon said WHO hopes that this progress would be maintained and keep improving to ensure that people are tested, placed on treatment and ensure a suppressed viral load.
He hopes that Liberia will succeed in achieving the global target, and called for a clearly articulated plan that would be implemented in full.
For her part, Health minister Dr. Whilimena Jallah appealed with eveyone to get involved with the national HIV response .
The validation meeting was attended by representatives of various local and international partners, including civil society organizations in the national response.

 

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