Namibia will in June chair the International AIDS Conference after being elected to head the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board. The Namibia Press Agency quotes Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, while making the announcement, as saying Namibia was elected as the PCB chair for 2021 because of our good record in effectively controlling HIV and AIDS. According to Shangula Namibia has already scored above 90 percent on United Nations targets of having 95 percent of the population not only know their status, but of 95 percent of HIV-positive persons also being on treatment, and he is confident that by 2030, the country would have reached and gone beyond the UNAIDS target.