GENEVA, 12 February 2019—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Shannon Hader as the new Deputy Executive Director of Programme of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.
ADDIS ABABA/GENEVA, 11 February 2019—The African Union has passed a motion of support for the Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé recognizing that the invaluable work of UNAIDS, under the leadership of Mr Sidibé, has saved many lives and has had a decisive impact on the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Essential: 5 years of professional experience at national and/or global/regional level, complemented by experience in at least one of the areas of communities led responses, human rights and gender equality-based programs, policy analysis, international affairs, political and strategic planning.
UNAIDS-the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS-brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response. The UNAIDS team in China takes a leading role in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts to fund and support national AIDS activities implemented by the various partners, including the provision of funds and technical support to assist initiatives by UN agencies.
Indigenous health worker Jijuké Hukanaru Karajá works as a nurse in the Indigenous Health District of Araguaia, named after one of Brazil’s major rivers located in the eastern Amazon basin.
She has been working with indigenous peoples for many years and criss-crosses between Brazil’s cities and indigenous villages to provide crucial health services. Ms Karajá feels very proud to be a part of the Brazilian indigenous public health system, having followed in her father’s footsteps.
While Botswana has made excellent progress in achieving the UNAIDS 90–90–90 treatment targets, evidence shows it has experienced a 4% increase in new HIV infections from 2010 to 2017, from 13 000 to 14 000. This is against the backdrop of a massive 30% decrease in new HIV infections across the eastern and southern African region.
Victoria Beckham continues to be a champion for people living with and affected by HIV, especially women and children. Reducing stigma and discrimination and ensuring that people have access to testing, treatment and prevention services are her priorities. Victoria Beckham shared her thoughts in a special interview with Media Planet on the occasion of World AIDS Day.
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.