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UNAIDS, WHO Recognize World AIDS Day 2017

UNAIDS: World AIDS Day message from UNAIDS Executive Director
In his World AIDS Day statement, Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS and under secretary general of the U.N., writes, “The right to health is a fundamental human right — everybody has the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health … The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals — which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 — without people attaining their right to health. The right to health is interrelated with a range of other rights, including the rights to sanitation, food, decent housing, healthy working conditions, and a clean environment” (12/1).

World Health Organization: World AIDS Day 2017: Everybody counts
“…To complement the global World AIDS Day 2017 campaign which promotes the theme ‘Right to health,’ the World Health Organization will highlight the need for all 36.7 million people living with HIV and those who are vulnerable and affected by the epidemic, to reach the goal of universal health coverage. Under the slogan ‘Everybody counts,’ WHO will advocate for access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable medicines, including medicines, diagnostics, and other health commodities as well as health care services for all people in need, while also ensuring that they are protected against financial risks…” (12/1).

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