News Outlets Continue To Highlight UNAIDS Report Findings Showing MDG6 Met In 2014, More Must Be Done To End AIDS Epidemic
News outlets continue to discuss findings from a new UNAIDS report, titled “How AIDS changed everything — MDG6: 15 years, 15 lessons of hope from the AIDS response.”
Deutsche Welle: UNAIDS has new data and Ban Ki-moon feels good, but what is the true state of HIV?
“…UNAIDS says ‘the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule.’ … Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is one of three Nobel Laureates awarded the prize in 2008 for discovering HIV. At the 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, DW asked Barré-Sinoussi how she feels about current HIV research, and what needs to change…” (Abbany, 7/14).
Inter Press Service: Latin America Has Beaten Down, but not Beaten, HIV/AIDS
“The countries of Latin America have partially met the Millennium Development Goal referring to the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to the UNAIDS report on the global epidemic released Tuesday…” (Queiruga, 7/14).
U.N. News Centre: ADDIS: world has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, U.N. announces
“…By 2014, UNAIDS estimates that 85 countries had less than 50 new HIV infections among children per year, and in 2015 Cuba became the first country to be certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated new HIV infections among children…” (7/14).
VICE News: The U.N. Says Major Strides Have Been Made to Eradicate HIV and AIDS
“…All of this means that the world is on track to eradicate AIDS by 2030, which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new set of U.N. goals that replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire at the end of this year…” (Browne, 7/14).
VOA News: U.N.: Goals Met on Reducing HIV, AIDS
“…Despite these promising developments, more needs to be done. In 2014, there were still two million new HIV infections and more than 13 million children lost one or both parents to AIDS-related causes…” (van der Wolf, 7/14).
Washington Post: United Nations chief: World is on track to end AIDS epidemic by 2030
“… ‘The world has delivered on halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic,’ [U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon] said. ‘Now we must commit to ending the AIDS epidemic’…” (Cha, 7/14).