MADAGASCAR, Madagascar — As thousands of people in Madagascar celebrated the independence day of the country’s new republic Sunday, a major issue was at the center of the celebrations.
A number of key issues were discussed, including the fight against malaria, but there were also other important issues that have not been widely discussed.
The fight against HIV is a big issue, as the country is one of the only places on the planet where HIV is endemic.
There are two centers in Madagascar where people with HIV can get tested.
But some are worried that the fight could be weakened by a lack of funding, with the country having only a handful of centers that can provide testing.
A lack of testing, the worry goes, could encourage people to stay in the country, which could lead to a spread of the virus, a concern that has been highlighted in the past.
And this has led to a lot of distrust, said Mirela Tassu, an activist with a local NGO.
We are going to need more than just testing,” she said.
But other people in the room expressed confidence in the government and the fight.
They expressed hopes that the government would improve the situation.
The government has been working hard to provide more testing centers, but the numbers are not as high as some of the other countries in Africa.
The president has also been promoting testing and treatment of people with the virus in the public health system.
We have to continue to focus on the fight,” said Dr. Yvonne Fosdick, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of Southern California.
“We have got to have the support of all parties, including people who are not in politics.”
But the main issue that was on everyone’s minds was the fight to bring the country back into the global economy.
In a country where the economy has struggled in recent years, many are looking to return to the global fold and start again.
And with the World Cup this summer, people in Africa are excited to see the country compete in the tournament.
But the focus in Madagascar has been on fighting the spread of HIV, the main reason for the countrys decision to secede from the European Union in 2016.
There are a number of ways that the country could go forward to return the economy back to normalcy, but for now, it has to focus in the fight with the spread, said Dr Mirella Tassun, an associate professor of tropical medicine at the School of Medicine at the National University of Madagascar.
This story was produced by The Associated Press, using data provided by World Bank.