Saturday, 22 September 2007

HIV infection in Lake Victoria islands alarming

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

HIV infection in some parts of Mwanza Region is as high as 30 per cent, it was announced here yesterday.

Mwanza Regional Commissioner James Msekela said the reports are in deed alarming. “We are really worried with those statistics, ” Dr Msekela said in a report to the Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowassa, at the start of the eight-day tour of the region.

Dr Msekela said the most affected were fishing communities in islands and islets on the Lake Victoria.

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