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Zimbabwean Dr. David Wilson Takes Charge of World Bank HIV/AIDS Programs


Dr. David Wilson told VOA that although there have been major successes in HIV/AIDS prevention in North America and Latin America, Africa still faces a huge challenge in stopping the spread of the deadly virus

A Zimbabwean has been named to head the World Bank's global HIV and AIDS programs.

Dr. David Wilson assumes this position a few days before the opening of the 2010 International Aids Conference in Vienna, Austria, which runs from July 18 to July 23.

Dr. Wilson joined the World Bank in 2003 and worked in HIV/AIDS programs for countries including Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Lebanon and China.

Dr. Wilson said in an interview with VOA reporter Joe De Capua that although there have been major successes in HIV/AIDS prevention in North America and Latin America, Africa still faces a huge challenge.

Zimbabwean HIV/AIDS expert Dr. Joshua Sibanda told VOA Studio 7 reporter Brenda Moyo that male circumcision is an HIV prevention strategy that has won wide acceptance in Zimbabwe.

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