AIDS 2016 Conference kicks off in Durban to fight against HIV/Aids global pandemic

Source : 112 Ukraine

AIDS 2016 kicks off in Durban, gathering thousands of world health experts, politicians, activists and researchers
16:12, 18 July 2016

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.

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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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