Top UN Post For Deputy Prime Minister Khupe

The network is responsible for creating a new and sustainable network of female legislators and ministers from Africa to fight HIV/Aids and implement the agenda for accelerated country action at national and regional levels.

“Our objective in Zimbabwe is to have a Zimbabwe which has zero new HIV infections, zero child, maternal mortality and zero mother to child HIV transmission,” she said.

Khupe was in the United States of America (USA) where she was elected to the top UN post at a conference.

The conference looked at various issues affecting women and young girls.

It also looked at how young women and girls are infected and how they can protect themselves and mitigate the impact of the HIV/Aids pandemic.

Khupe revealed that the US had set aside US$48 billion to help developing nations fight the HIV/Aids scourge.

Zimbabwe is among the top nations with the highest HIV/Aids cases in the world.

More than 1 000 people die of Aids in Zimbabwe monthly.

Khupe also said she was working towards sourcing donations that will be used by struggling women to receive quality health delivery care.

Khupe said the maternal mortality rate in Zimbabwe stood at 725 women out of every 100 000.