Charlotte Scott praises people who know HIV/AIDS status

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Wife of Acting President, Charlotte Scott has paid tribute to the women and men in the country that know and disclose their HIV status.


Mrs. Scott said this in Lusaka today during a media briefing with Yvonne Chaka Chaka on the need for Zambia to increase mobilization of domestic funding for health.


ZANIS reports that Ms. Chaka Chaka is in the country to provide a platform for civil society organisations in the country to call for a fully funded global fund.


Mrs. Scott said the call for the increase of funding in the health sector was welcome as it will ensure the prevention of major diseases is enhanced.


She has since pledged to help HIV positive youths in the country to live positively by assuring them that there was life beyond being infected.


Mrs. Scott said it was sad that people have continued to die of HIV/AIDS as a result of not taking their medication due to stigma in society.


She has since appealed to civil society organisations to continue championing the rights of those that are faced with stigma and to ensure that they receive treatment.


Speaking earlier, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka implored musicians in the country to add an active voice on the issue of HV/AIDS.


Ms. Chaka Chaka said music plays a pivotal role in shaping the moral character of society because of its influence.


She said the fight against HIV/AIDS can only be won with the full participation of the government, civil society organisations, the church and the community.