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…

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