WHO accepts request from Pakistan for assistance in HIV crisis
ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) has accepted a request from Pakistan for assistance in the ongoing HIV crisis in Larkana, Sindh.
The WHO has decided to send a team of experts to Pakistan. The 10-member team of WHO experts will land in Karachi on May 28, sources said.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister for National Health Dr Zafar Mirza had written a letter to the WHO and sought help from the WHO in the HIV epidemic.
Pakistan had also requested the world health body to provide diagnostic kits for HIV Aids.
In his letter Zafar Mirza asked WHO to immediately provide 50,000 HIV diagnostic kits for the crisis areas.
“Around 500 infected patients are children between two years to 15 years of age,” the letter to WHO said.
The federal government has been in contact with the government of Sindh over the HIV crisis, the letter added.