A New Deal for AIDS Fight

The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, signed a memorandum of understanding to increase the two organizations’ collaboration. The partnership will help leverage technical, political and financial support for civil society networks and organizations that work to combat AIDS in Portuguese-speaking countries. It also seeks to improve the sharing of best practices between these countries through horizontal South-South technical cooperation.

“South-South cooperation among Portuguese-speaking nations can help achieve universal access to HIV prevention treatment, care and support and eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV,” said UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe in a press release.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.