Leaders from China and Africa met in Gabarone, Botswana this week for the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation in order to strengthen collaboration in health development and share knowledge and technology. The two day roundtable from 6-7 May was the first to be held in Africa.
As we come together here this evening, we should remember those who have died from AIDS-related causes, but we should also look optimistically to the future. We know that we have made tremendous progress, and we know that we have the knowledge, the resources and the will to make even greater progress in the years to come.
Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé
GENEVA, 17 May 2013—More than 30 years ago, gay men lit the first spark that kindled the world’s response to the AIDS epidemic. Thanks to the audacity and courage of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, we have now seen extraordinary progress against AIDS around the world.
UNAIDS China commends the Department of Education of Guangdong Province for removing restrictions preventing people living with HIV from serving as teachers from the newly issued Guangdong Province Teacher Eligibility Application Health Inspection Standards.
Welcome to the 5th issue of HIV this month! In this issue, we cover the following topics: Distinct HIV and syphilis epidemics among MSM in China, Systematic review of supervised and unsupervised self-testing for HIV, Review of research and policy priorities for self-testing for HIV, Low rates of repeat HIV testing despite increased availability of ART in Tanzania...
Welcome to the 4th issue of HIV this month! In this issue, we cover topics including: Risky behaviour does not increase among MSM on PrEP, Delivery of PrEP to populations at highest risk of HIV exposure is most cost-effective strategy, China's national free paediatric ART programme is shown to be effective and should be expanded, and more.
The 80th issue of the Media Report contains stories on new subsidies for children living with HIV, changing attitudes around sexuality education in schools and the implementation in Guangxi of new real-name testing regulations.
The 79th issue of the Media Report contains stories on Guangdong's removal of HIV-related employment restrictions from teacher recruitment standards, the positive results of China's efforts to expand treatment and commentary on China's policy on sex work, among others.
The 78th issue of the Media Report contains stories on China-Africa joint medical research, a new international survey on domestic violence and its findings relating to China and changes to regulations in Guangdong Province which mean that PLHIV can now be employed as teachers in Guangdong schools.
A Young Leaders' Roundtable for China-Africa Collaboration will take place during the Fourth China Health Forum (CHF 2013) in Beijing 16-17 August. A call for papers is initiated in preparation for the roundtable event, soliciting papers around the theme of “Blueprinting China-Africa Health Cooperation.”
For more details, please see attached call for papers notice.