Executive Director UNAIDS congratulate Namibia for great strides country has made in areas of HIV AIDS, TB and Malaria mitigation

WINDHOEK: The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), congratulated Namibia for the great strides the country has made in the areas of HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria mitigation.

Michael Sidibe said this when he paid a courtersy call on Prime Minister, Dr. Hage Geingob last week.

Sidibe acknowledged that more needs to be done by his organisation to reach out to some sectors of society that do not enjoy full access to their services, such as prisoners.

He said the fight against the HIV and AIDS pandemic can only be won when all sectors of society are covered by mitigation and prevention programmes.

WINDHOEK; Namibia and China will soon sign an agreement on the peaceful use of atomic energy.

A Namibian delegation led by Minister of Mines and Energy, Isak Katali, had discussions on the yet to be signed agreement during its official visit to Beijing last week.

Katali told Nampa last week that the draft agreement is at its final stage and will be soon signed in Namibia.

During the discussion last week, the two governments decided to include in the agreement the ratified international protocols on atomic energy by both governments. This delayed the signing of the agreement, which was supposed to be signed in Beijing last week.

The agreement gives way to the two countries to either trade or participate in the useful of nuclear energy, which include among others the generation of electricity.

SOURCE: NAMPA