"The general message is that it's good news," said the body's country coordinator Catherine Sozi. Graphs showed plummeting numbers of people dying of the condition yearly from 330,000 to 240,000 in the same period.

At 6.4 million seropositive cases South Africa still has the largest number of people living with AIDS, but the figures showed success in public treatment programmes, according to Sozi.
After years of dragging its feet, Africa's wealthiest country has developed the world's largest HIV treatment programme since 2004.
Around 2.4 million people are receiving free AIDS drugs on Saturday. Transmission from mothers to their babies fell the sharpest and is now approaching zero, according to UNAIDS. The latest figures bring the country closer to its target of halving new infections.

Dawoodi Bohra is a sect of Shia Muslims spread all over the world. One of the key principles of the sect is "patriotism as part of the faith."

The 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra community, the leader was the eldest son of Syedna Taher Saifuddin. He succeeded his father upon his death in 1965.

He was credited with transforming Dawoodi Bohras into a vibrant community and honoured with highest civilian titles like the Star of Jordan and Order of the Nile by the respective governments of Jordan and Egypt.

Syedna was conferred Honorary Doctorates for his efforts in social and educational development by renowned institutes like Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Aligarh Muslim University and University of Karachi.


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