The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, held wide ranging discussions with Vice-Premier of China, Liu Yandong in Beijing on 28 July.
UNAIDS-the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS-brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response. The UNAIDS team in China takes a leading role in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts to fund and support national AIDS activities implemented by the various partners, including the provision of funds and technical support to assist initiatives by UN agencies.
Indigenous health worker Jijuké Hukanaru Karajá works as a nurse in the Indigenous Health District of Araguaia, named after one of Brazil’s major rivers located in the eastern Amazon basin.
She has been working with indigenous peoples for many years and criss-crosses between Brazil’s cities and indigenous villages to provide crucial health services. Ms Karajá feels very proud to be a part of the Brazilian indigenous public health system, having followed in her father’s footsteps.
The Paris Declaration to end the AIDS epidemic in cities has gained political momentum among city leaders to commit to ending AIDS and to address disparities in access to health and social services. To date, about 300 cities and municipalities around the world have signed the declaration.
BEJING/ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016—The China-Africa Business Council (CABC) signed a memorandum with the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA). The signing took place at OAFLA’s annual General Assembly, held on the side-lines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.