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African renewal charge in the fight against AIDS at UN assembly

They warned about the need for more political will against diseases; Dilma Rousseff opened event in NY

 
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The 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, opened by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff this Tuesday, Sept. 25, in New York, USA, was to highlight today in parallel sessions to schedule official request by African leaders to be renewed the actions on the continent against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

They warned about the need for more political will against these diseases and agreed that the first step should be the implementation of a roadmap of the African Union with sustainability strategies of prevention programs and HIV treatment.

The African continent has not only shown that you need more resources, but that is investing too many resources in own area of ​​health, said the executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibe. For all Africans have access to their rights in this area, it is necessary to guarantee investments, good laws, scientific advances and the division of responsibilities, he added.

The President of Benin and the African Union, Boni Yayi, recalled that 10 years after the Declaration of HIV / AIDS in Abuja, thousands of people are being saved in Africa because of access to antiretroviral treatment.

According to UNAIDS, about 23.5 million people living with HIV and AIDS in Africa, despite the number of new infections has declined 22% since 2001.

By the end of last year, it was estimated that 8 million people worldwide were receiving the cocktail of drugs against AIDS, with more than 6 million of them in Africa. However, the number of persons receiving antiretroviral the continent is still 56% of which should receive.

These investments must be permanent for this and future generations, said Boni.

As reported by international news agencies, President Dilma criticized during his speech, the policy of rich countries against the international financial crisis and returned to defend the sovereignty of Palestine.

The UN meeting brings together 193 member states of the organization and gives amid tension experienced in several countries in the Middle East, with protests and attacks on U.S. embassies in the Arab world.

Source: AGENCIA AIDS
   Palavras-chave:   UN General Assembly    AIDS    Africa    African Union    Dilma Rousseff   
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