Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV
[Johannesburg, 16 January 2017] -
A local company, Mobile Health Clinics (MHC), is set to play an integral role in the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal and stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks by 2030.MHC is geared to implement lasting change in the communities it operates in by providing cost-effective and efficient mobile HIV testing and treatment facilities to remote rural communities. With its HIV solution, MHC does not only reach people who do not have access to these facilities, but has also shortened the time between a positive diagnosis and initiation of HIV treatment from six weeks to a few hours – a major stride forward in the fight against HIV/AIDS.MHC is a subsidiary of Mobile Satellite Technologies (MST), the market leader in the provision and operation of specialised vehicle solutions in southern Africa. Uwe Schön, GM of MHC is confident that with the technical, operational and financial backing of its holding company they have developed an effective HIV solution that addresses several of the problems linked to providing testing and treatment to rural communities and believe they will play an integral part in stopping the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, a goal set out in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) fast track strategy.