Linden, NA sign declarations for zero new HIV infections

Two municipalities yesterday signed their first ever HIV/AIDS declaration with a vision of Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths.

In a symbolic ceremony at the Umana Yana, the chairperson of the Interim Management Committee of the Linden Municipality, Orrin Gordon and a representative of Claude Henry, Mayor of New Amsterdam signed the declaration dubbed, `The Urban Health and Justice Initiative (HIV CITIES Project’’, which reaffirms their commitment to achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support under a human rights framework.

The ceremony saw speakers from a cross-section of organisations inclusive of the Officer in charge, George Wachira of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); UNAIDS Resident Coordinator Roberto Campos; Dr. Shanti Singh of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat and keynote speaker, Justice Roxane George. The ceremony was also …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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