The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, held wide ranging discussions with Vice-Premier of China, Liu Yandong in Beijing on 28 July.
The Premier of the State Council of China, Li Keqiang, expressed his support for the AIDS response during a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Mark Dybul, on 4 May inBeijing, China.
The UNAIDS Country Director for China, Catherine Sozi, has received an award for her exceptional contribution to health cooperation between China and Africa. The China Alliance for South–South Health Cooperation Research presented Ms Sozi with the special award during the 6th International Roundtable of China–Africa Health Cooperation on 22 November in Shanghai, China.
The clean energy company Hanergy Holding Group and UNAIDS have agreed to cooperate onphilanthropic and corporate responsibility initiatives to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths in Africa.
During a business trip to Asia, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, Victoria Beckham, took the opportunity to raise awareness about the region’s AIDS epidemic. In meetings with business leaders, she urged them to increase private sector involvement in the response to HIV to help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
The UNAIDS’ Protect the Goal campaign has been officially launched at a special event in Salvador, Brazil, on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The event, supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Government of the State of Bahia, the Municipality of Salvador and the Brazilian Health Ministry, was held in the emblematic Castro Alves Theatre, in Salvador on 9 June.
As we celebrate World Health Day 2014, we should recognise the huge progress which China, and the world, have made in the response to HIV. Globally, new HIV infections have fallen by one third since 2001. AIDS-related deaths have fallen to 1.6 million, compared with 2.3 million in 2005. More and more people living with HIV are leading long, healthy, productive lives.
Geneva, 27 February — UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé launched the Zero Discrimination Day on 27 February with a major event in Beijing, China supported by the China Red Ribbon Foundation, Hanergy Holding Group, Chinese government, civil society and celebrities. Similar events are planned for the days leading up to 1 March 2014 in countries around the world. Zero Discrimination Day is a call to people everywhere to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. The symbol for Zero Discrimination is the butterfly, widely recognized as a sign of transformation.
Representatives from government, academia and community based organisations met in Beijing this week for a consultation on HIV and the law. The meeting, organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), China’s Renmin University, and the China Red Ribbon Beijing Forum on HIV and Rights, looked at the positive and negative impacts of existing laws on China’s response to HIV. Particular focus was given to populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men, sex workers and people who inject drugs. The meeting was held at China’s Renmin University, and with support from UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Beijing, 11 November 2013 - Over 200 delegates representing the Chinese government, the United Nations, the Global Fund on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and other international development partners met this Monday in Beijing to discuss the future of international cooperation on HIV in China. The meeting was organised with the cooperation of China’s National Centre for AIDS/STD Prevention and Control, the UN and other international cooperation partners including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US CDC-GAP Programme, and others.
The cumulative number HIV positives reported at the end of October 2007 was 223,501, including 62,838 AIDS cases and 22,205 recorded deaths. in 2007, the Ministry of Health, UNAIDS and WHO has prepared this updated assessment of the AIDS epidemic in China. The estimation result showed by the end of 2007, aproximately 700,000 are now HIV positive (range 550,000-850,000). The HIV infection rate among China's population is 0.05 per cent (range 0.04-0.07%). The estimated number of AIDS cases is 85,000 (range 80,000-90,000). The estimated new HIV infection in 2007 are 50,000 (range 40,000-60,000) and there are estimated 20,000 AIDS-related deaths (range 15,000-25,000). Among the living HIV positives, 40.6 per cent were infected through heterosexual transmission.