South Africa hails life-saving HIV programme

Treatment that provides free anti-retroviral drugs reportedly saves 70,000 infants each year.

    An HIV treatment programme in South Africa is saving the lives of 70,000 babies every year.

    The programme started 10 years ago, after health campaigners won a court battle with the government.

    Since that time, the anti-retroviral drug Nevirapine has been given to pregnant women free of charge.

    Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports from Johannesburg, South Africa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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