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UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director

GENEVA, 14 August 2019—UNAIDS warmly welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement. “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to HIV,” said Ms Byanyima. “The end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is a goal that is within the world’s reach, but I do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead. Working with all its partners, UNAIDS must continue to speak up for the…

VinaPrEP: A project results briefing

WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2018

1 December 2018 Michel Sidibé Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations   This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day. Thirty years of activism and solidarity under the banner of World AIDS Day. Thirty years of campaigning for universal access to life-saving services to treat and prevent HIV. But after 30 years, AIDS is still not over. We have miles to go. World AIDS Day is a day to remember the millions of people who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, many of whom died because they couldn’t access HIV services, because…

The benefits of knowing your HIV status

National meeting on the occasion of 2018 National Action Month on AIDS and World AIDS Day

Your Excellency Madame Nguyen Thi Kim Thien, Minister of Health and Vice Chair of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, Your Excellency Mr Huynh Cach Mang, Vice Chair of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Madame Mary Tarnowka, Consul General of the United States for Ho Chi Minh City Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, On behalf of the United Nations Joint Team on HIV in Viet Nam, it is a great honour and pleasure to join World AIDS Day national celebration this year in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the global fast…

Towards Universal Health Coverage in Viet Nam: Meeting the needs of people affected by HIV

Doan Thi Khuyen, from the northern province of Hai Phong in Viet Nam, has been on HIV treatment for several years with good health. She is a community leader in Hai Phong and a member of the Steering Committee of Viet Nam Alliance for Supporting AIDS Treatment Adherence (SATA+). Recently, Khuyen received more request for support from other People living with HIV (PLHV) regarding the transitioning of HIV antiretroviral medicines (ARV) from external donor support to the national social health insurance (SHI) fund. Viet Nam will start providing SHI-funded ARV from January 2019, a major step forward to ensure the…

Viet Nam Snapshot August/ 2018

Ha Noi’s Meeting on Fast Track and Implementing 90-90-90 Targets

Your Excellency, Le Hong Son, Vice Chairman of Ha Noi People’s Committee, Your Excellency, Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Minister of Health, Leaders of VAAC, Ha Noi Department of Health and Ha Noi Centre for Preventive Medicines, Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, Good afternoon. In September 2015, all member states of the UN adopted the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 goals. “Ending AIDS” is a cross-cutting theme across several goals in the SDGs, and specifically targeted in Goal #3 on good health and well-being for all. In line with the goal, UNAIDS developed the Fast-Track Strategy to accelerate…

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