International AIDS Conference Ends With Calls For More Funding, Less Discrimination, Greater Focus On Women, Children

Agence France-Presse: AIDS summit ends with call for more funding
“The International AIDS Conference in South Africa wrapped up Friday with calls for increased funding as the search for a cure continues and with HIV infections running at around 2.5 million a year…” (Van Schie, 7/22).

Eyewitness News: Motsoaledi pleads with donor countries to continue contributing to HIV/AIDS cause
“[South African] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS depend on funding, and he’s pleaded with donor countries not to withdraw or reduce their donations. The health minister delivered the closing remarks at the International 2016 AIDS Conference at the Durban International Convention Centre [Friday]…” (Rahlaga, 7/23).

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed AIDS conference closes with calls to end discrimination, bolster HIV care, support
“As the 21st International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Durban, South Africa, the deputy executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Luiz Loures, called for ending discrimination against patients, especially those from the most vulnerable populations…” (7/22).

Xinhua News: Roundup: Call to action as AIDS 2016 ends
“On the final day of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban on Friday, delegates called for focus on preventing new infections and targeting women and children. Many expressed satisfaction with the conference. South African Deputy Minister of Social Development Henrieta Bogopane-Zulu told Xinhua that the conference met the expectations…” (Mlilo, 7/23).