Antigua & Barbuda Eliminates HIV and Syhalis Transmission from Mother to Child

It’s now official. Dr. Godfrey Xuereb, the Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has just announced that Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat and Anguilla have been validated by PAHO/WHO as countries to have completely eliminated the transmission of HIV and Syphilis from Mother to Child.

The landmark announcement was officially disclosed at the 31st Policy Board of the OCES/PPS and the 4th Council of Ministers meeting in Martinique, being held from November 9th to 10th.

The official validation certification ceremony will take place in St Kitts on the 1st of December 2017.

Antigua and Barbuda will be represented at the event by Minister of Health and the Environment-Molwyn Joseph and Director of Pharmaceutical-Mr. Alfred Athill.



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