Civil societies coalition against Aids through Ravane Ocean Indien

 

« Combating Aids should become a national health priority again ».  It’s with this statement that the President Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA has highlighted during his speech malagasy government determination to stamp out HIV and specially in reducing new infection cases, improving medical care for infected people and putting at a highest level of commitment the leadership of civil society active in the fight against AIDS (LCS).

 

In an insular context with a concentrated epidemic, eradicating HIV in Madagascar seems to be within reach by following the "90/90/90" eradication strategy. 90% of people know their status, 90% of infected people receive treatment and 90% of treated persons can no longer transmit the virus through an undetectable viral load.

 

Face the challenge to prevent the spread of the Human Immuno deficiency Virus (HIV), the LCS suggests to regional authorities the development of a  community screening whether medicalized or not but carried by the associations and the strengthening of  community health workers role  as mentioned in the concept note sent to the Global Fund.


To improve HIV infected people care access, the Malagasy civil society supports the  training of antiretroviral (ARV) prescribing doctors to promote access to treatments throughout the country, develops community care by providing networks and associations with a national network who are in direct contact with the concerned people and the strengthening of the basic health system.

 

Transforming hope into reality,  providing support for High Impact as defined in the National Strategic Plan (NSP),  the “2016 Ivato Declaration” will be launched by Ravana Ocean Indien, a civil society coalition in the Indian Ocean during the Francophony Summit from 26 – 27 November 2016 in Antananarivo.

Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 11:49
Written by F. RAFIDIHARINIRINA