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Winnie Byanyima speaks out on racism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UNAIDS Executive Director condemned the racist discrimination by police in Geneva, Switzerland where she stays. Byanyima was out on a walk when police descended on her to restrict her movements. In a tweet that went viral, she complained about abuse over three years. “Security constantly …

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UNAIDS says AIDS can be ended by 2030

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by UNAIDS shows that there is a clear path that ends AIDS by 2030. That path according to UNAIDS Executives Director, Winnie Byanyima will also help prepare for and tackle future pandemics and advance progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. “The …

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Kenya ramps up efforts to curb HIV infections among youth

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said on Monday that the government is ramping up efforts to contain the rising new HIV infections among adolescents and young adults. Gachagua, who received Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Winnie Byanyima in the Kenyan …

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Health experts vow to act with courage to end AIDS

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | World health experts have vowed to act with courage to end AIDS at the just-concluded 24th International AIDS Conference. The five-day conference, known as AIDS 2022, brought together scientists, clinicians, community leaders, advocates, people with lived experience of HIV, health providers, decision-makers and others from around …

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World losing ground against HIV

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | Global HIV community leaders on Friday warned that the world is losing ground against HIV in the opening day of the 24th International AIDS Conference, known as AIDS 2022. More than 9,500 in-person and nearly 2,000 virtual participants were registered to attend the fully hybrid AIDS …

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HIV response in Africa

Ending the inequalities driving the AIDS epidemic requires progressive people-centred approaches | AMIRA ELFADIL, WINNIE BYANYIMA AND PETER SANDS | On December 01, the African Union (AU) Commission, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria join the rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day …

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