Lessons from Cuba on eliminating the transmission of HIV from mother to child

by Erica Penfold
The Conversation, July 10, 2015

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Cuba has officially become the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. Margaret Chan, director-general for the World Health Organisation (WHO), described the small Caribbean island’s achievement as:… one of the greatest public health achievements possible. Cuba’s success is the first step in a potential victory of the fight against HIV and AIDS. Its milestone is important on several fronts in the global health governance work towards an AIDS-free generation. It also resonates in the Millennium Development Goals to reduce child mortality, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases as well as in the sustainable development goals to reduce the global threat of HIV and AIDS.

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