KwaZulu-Natal Finance MEC, Ina Cronje, says that the uMgungundlovu district has the highest prevalence (45.7 percent) of HIV infections among pregnant women countrywide. This means that almost every second pregnant woman in the district is HIV positive.
Cronje, who describes the launch of the uMgungundlovu AIDS Council is timely and part of the coordinated effort acres the different tiers of government, says that, “It is high time we face the HIV/Aids monster head on”.
“I see a clear change in direction and I see far greater commitment. We are all speaking to each other and this is not just about government, there is room for everyone. For years the NGOs have done fantastic work; we need to bring all those efforts together,” says Cronje.
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