Na­tional Strat­egy

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Launched by the Sri Lankan gov­ern­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the UN Pop­u­la­tion Fund, the Na­tional STD/Aids Con­trol Pro­gramme has be­come a huge suc­cess. Ac­cord­ing to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tu­ber­cu­lo­sis and Malaria, Sri Lanka has recorded a sig­nif­i­cant de­cline in the to­tal num­ber of HIV/ Aids cases, com­pared to other South Asian na­tions.

Fol­low­ing its vi­sion to end the Aids epi­demic by 2030 as part of the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals, Sri Lanka has re­cently im­ple­mented a five-year Na­tional Con­dom Strat­egy, pro­mot­ing the cor­rect and con­sis­tent use of con­doms among the ru­ral and ur­ban pop­u­la­tions.

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