AIDS 2016 Conference kicks off in Durban to fight against HIV/Aids global pandemic
AIDS 2016 kicks off in Durban, gathering thousands of world health experts, politicians, activists and researchers
The International AIDS Conference takes place in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22.
On Monday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) released a statement saying that "AIDS was still the number two cause of death for those aged 10-19 - and number one in Africa". In the light of HIV/Aids global pandemic, prominent scientists, policy makers and HIV-positives are going to have an intense five-day gathering to present new scientific knowledge, develop new strategies and create a successful platform for the structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV.
The conference shall have a variety of session types - from presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions.
The key note speakers include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president. Prince Harry is expected to arrive in Durban for the International AIDS Conference on Wednesday.
See also: Kyiv implements USAID HIV/AIDS project
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