The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa says Africa should work on fighting stigma against people living with HIV and AIDS as the continent works on a rapid decrease of HIV prevalence within the next decade.
Amai Mnangagwa, who is on a four-day study visit to Kenya, waged into the vice that is eating into the youth dividend of Africa.
“Some people in our communities may have the virus, but they are not alone. There is need for political will among African leaders to fight stigma and work towards zero infections by 2010,” she said.
The First Lady’s visit to Kenya has exposed one of the fundamental issues that Africa should look into as the world works on a vision to achieve 95 percent of people who know their status, 95 percent who are on anti-retroviral therapy, and 95 percent suppression of HIV and AIDS.
Kenya has embarked on a programme dubbed: ‘Beyond Zero,’ spearheaded by its First Lady, Mrs Margaret Kenyatta and similar to what Amai Mnangagwa is driving through her Angel of Hope Foundation.