UN Seeks Closer Cooperation With Francophone Nations on AIDS Fight

The United Nations declares “a new era of deep collaboration with French-speaking countries” on the fight against AIDS.” UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé made the remark at the close of the fifth francophone HIV/AIDS conference held in Casablanca, Morocco.

“In partnership with Francophone countries my dream can become a reality: we can stop all new HIV infections,” Sidibé said as quoted in a U.N. news release.

UNAIDS estimates indicate that francophone countries are home to 4.1 million people living with HIV.

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    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.