UNAIDS, IsDB Forge Partnership to Boost Africa’s AIDS Fight

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, and the Islamic Development Bank have agreed to collaborate on a range of activities to help combat HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

IsDB Group President Ahmad Mohamed Ali and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé signed the memorandum of agreement on Dec. 12 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The accord between IsDB and UNAIDS emphasizes the need to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission.

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.