Namibia Becomes First African Country to End Mother-to-Child HIV, Hepatitis B Transmission

WHO said in 2022, only 4 per cent of babies born to mothers living with HIV acquired the virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said Namibia, a Southern African country, is the first high-burden nation globally to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and Hepatitis B.

The global health body disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

WHO said the country has saved 28,000 children from vertical transmission of HIV since 2010.

The country achieved this by making HIV testing and…


South Africa Today Africa – Southern Africa Namibia News