Durban to host 2016 Aids conference

2015-05-26 20:56
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Motlanthe wants more in fight against HIV/Aids

2012-07-24 08:17

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has touted South Africa's progress and Africa's collective resolve in tackling the HIV-AIDS pandemic but warned delegates attending the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC that now is not the time to lose the momentum.WATCH

Durban - The eThekwini Municipality will host the International Aids Conference in 2016, it was announced on Tuesday.

Head of the Aids 2016 Local Office, Dr Memory Muturiki, said more than 20 000 delegates would descend on Durban to discuss the latest global responses to the epidemic, including scientific research, public health implementation, and human rights.

“The International Aids Conference is a bridge between multiple health specialities and a crucial venue for civil rights engagement and government and government accountability,” Muturiki said.

“Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV/Aids epidemic in the world. In 2012, roughly 25 million people in Africa were living with HIV, accounting for nearly 70% of the global epidemic.

“In the same year we had an estimated 1.6 million new infections and 1.2 million Aids-related deaths,” she said.

Read more on:    durban  |  hiv/aids

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
9 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.