HIV Crisis: WHO team to arrive Pakistan on May 28

ISLAMABAD: The World Well being Group (WHO) has accepted a request from Pakistan for help within the ongoing HIV disaster in Larkana, Sindh, ARY Information reported on Sunday.

Pakistan had sought assist from the WHO within the HIV epidemic.

The WHO has determined to ship a group of consultants to Pakistan and in addition present HIV diagnostic kits to the nation.

A 10-member group of WHO consultants will land in Karachi on Could 28, sources mentioned.

Particular Assistant to Prime Minister for Nationwide Well being Dr Zafar Mirza had written a letter to the WHO and requested for instantly sending a group of consultants to Pakistan to go to the areas affected by the HIV epidemic.

Pakistan had additionally requested the world well being physique to offer diagnostic kits for HIV Aids.

The prime minister’s aide in his letter requested the WHO to instantly present 50,000 HIV diagnostic kits for the disaster areas including that the HIV circumstances have reached to epidemic degree in Larkana district.

“Round 500 contaminated sufferers are youngsters between two years to 15 years of age,” the letter to WHO mentioned.

The federal authorities has been involved with the federal government of Sindh over the HIV disaster, the letter added.

Not too long ago Dr Zafar Mirza visited Sukkur and Larkana districts to evaluation the state of affairs within the disaster areas of the area.

Dr. Mirza additionally held a gathering with Sindh’s Minister of Well being Dr. Azra Pechuho throughout his go to and mentioned the state of affairs associated to the HIV outbreak and authorities’s measures to handle it.

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