Zimbabwe President Mentions AIDS in National Address
In his end-of-the-year state of the nation address in parliament yesterday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said that the year 2000 presented "formidable challenges" to the country's economy, but that the fight against AIDS was "being stepped up" in Zimbabwe, ZBC Radio/BBC Monitoring reports. Mugabe, in one of the few times he has spoken publicly on the issue of AIDS, said that the "ultimate solution to the crisis brought about by the epidemic was behavioral change, especially among members of parliament," ZBC Radio/BBC Monitoring reports. He also "paid tribute" to Zimbabweans for their endurance of the economic difficulties their nation has faced (ZBC Radio/BBC Monitoring, 12/21).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.