cloudy.png
Wednesday September 18th, 2019 1:52PM

Pope highlights HIV-AIDS in visit to Mozambique hospital

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Mozambique by meeting with HIV-infected mothers and children at a Catholic Church-run hospital in one of the countries hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic.

The Zimpeto Hospital is the latest to be opened by the Sant'Egidio community, a Rome-based charity that helped broker Mozambique's 1992 peace accord and then launched a comprehensive AIDS initiative to provide antiretroviral therapy to infected Mozambicans. Since its 2002 launch, the project has treated some 200,000 people.

Many of them are pregnant women who receive therapy to prevent transmission to their unborn children. According to UNAIDS, sub-Saharan Africa remains the most severely affected region, with 1 in 25 adults living with HIV.

Francis is visiting the Zimpeto hospital Friday before celebrating Mass and flying to Madagascar.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Health, AP World News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Pope highlights HIV-AIDS in visit to Mozambique hospital
Pope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Mozambique by meeting with HIV-infected mothers and children at a Catholic Church-run hospital in one of countries hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic
2:55AM ( 2 minutes ago )
Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95
Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died at 95, his successor says
2:51AM ( 7 minutes ago )
MVP vs. USA: Americans to face Antetokounmpo at World Cup
It's the MVP vs. the USA: In second-round opener, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece to face the Americans
2:45AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Survivors' advice for others touched by shootings: Seek help
For those who survive deadly shootings, the scars are not only physical
1:08AM ( 1 hour ago )
Official: Trump to challenge California authority on mileage
A government official says the Trump administration is moving forward with a proposal to revoke part of California's authority to set its own automotive emissions and fuel economy standards
7:18PM ( 7 hours ago )
Marijuana use by US college students up, highest in 35 years
New study finds US college students are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years
6:23PM ( 8 hours ago )
AP Health
Mexico claims success in stopping migrants; activists say no
Mexico says it has complied with a 90-day deadline from the U.S. to reduce the flow of migrants through its territory, but activists say Mexico's crackdown has only forced migrants into greater desperation and more illicit, dangerous routes
12:03AM ( 2 hours ago )
Aid effort picks up momentum as some Bahamians seek way out
A few meager possessions stuffed in plastic bags, some of the haggard Bahamians who lost homes to the ravages of Hurricane Dorian are waiting at a small airport hoping to catch planes out of the disaster zone
12:01AM ( 2 hours ago )
Germany's Merkel faces balancing act in Beijing
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Beijing, where she faces the challenge of balancing human rights concerns and economic discussions with one of Germany's largest trading partners
11:20PM ( 3 hours ago )
AP World News
Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95
Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died at 95, his successor says
2:51AM ( 7 minutes ago )
MVP vs. USA: Americans to face Antetokounmpo at World Cup
It's the MVP vs. the USA: In second-round opener, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece to face the Americans
2:45AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Big-time D, a bit of A-Rod enough for Packers vs. Bears
To open its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL got a throwback to, well, the 1920s
2:43AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks brace for Dorian
After triggering tornadoes in South Carolina, Hurricane Dorian was closing in for a possible direct hit Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a string of low-lying islands
2:07AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Fatal fire foiled rescue attempts by California boat crew
Crewmembers who jumped from a burning scuba diving boat off Southern California said they tried to rescue the 34 people who perished in the fiery sinking but couldn't reach them
1:54AM ( 1 hour ago )