UNAIDS: Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation in Africa
UNAIDS, an initiative by the United Nations to combat HIV/AIDS, has started a campaign for #GettingToZero HIV infections in Africa. The campaign has been named ‘Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation in Africa’ and some of the people championing this great cause include former Vice President of RSA, Kgalema Motlanthe.
The UNAIDS strategy aims to advance global progress in achieving country set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development goals by 2015.
The full list of Champions includes:
- Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi.
- Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
- Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique.
- Kenneth Kaunda, former President of Zambia.
- Alpha Oumar Konaré, former President of Mali.
- Benjamin William Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
- Festus Mogae (Chairperson), former President of Botswana and founder
of the Champions.
- Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa.
- Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.
- Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
- Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, former Vice-President of Uganda.
- Miriam Were, former Chairperson of the Kenya National AIDS Control Council.