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UNAIDS Launches ‘Fast Track’ Initiative To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030; Kerry Speaks About U.S. Efforts At Launch

Media sources report on the U.N.’s efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as well as related PEPFAR activities.

MSNBC: U.N. aims to end AIDS epidemic by 2030
“The United Nations envisions a world without AIDS — and it’s aiming to make that a reality by ending the epidemic by 2030. The presidents of Ghana and Switzerland, in conjunction with UNAIDS, unveiled a new program on Thursday night in conjunction with the meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. The new campaign is titled ‘Fast Track,’ and it aspires to stamp out AIDS definitively during the next 16 years. ‘Achieving an AIDS-free generation will pose an incredible test, but I am certain we can pass that test and see this fight across finish line,’ Secretary of State John Kerry said at the conference…” (Neese, 9/26).

UNAIDS: Countries ready to ‘Fast Track’ response to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030
“A new fast-track strategy proposes rapid and massive acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment programs with a people-centered approach for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This call and new commitments were made at a high-level side event entitled ‘Fast track: Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030’…” (9/25).

U.S. Department of State: Background Briefing on UNAIDS Event and PEPFAR
The department publishes a transcript of a background briefing discussing the UNAIDS event and PEPFAR activities (9/25).

U.S. Department of State: Remarks at UNAIDS
The department presents a transcript of Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech at Thursday’s UNAIDS event (9/25).

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