African Commission announces World AIDS Day theme
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
The African Union Commission has announced the theme for next year’s campaign. The new theme Getting to Zero in Africa- Africa’s Responsibility, Everyone’s Responsibility resonates with the global theme (2012-16) Getting to Zero- Zero new HIV infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related deaths and the African Union Road map for Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
“The thrust of the African Union theme anchors on the need for shared responsibility by Africans and global responsibility from the international community to deliver on the major commitments it has made on AIDS, TB and Malaria responses in Africa”, said His Excellency Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko the Commissioner for Social Affairs at the African Union Commission.
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