West, Central Africa Heads Of State Commit To Ending AIDS By 2030
Guardian Nigeria: Can West and Central Africa end AIDS by 2030?
Djibril Diallo, UNAIDS director of the regional support team for West and Central Africa
“…On July 3rd … the AIDS Watch Africa heads of state and government … endorsed the Western and Central Africa Catch-Up Plan: Putting HIV Treatment on the Fast-Track by 2018. They all agreed to redouble their efforts to achieve the Political Declaration to End AIDS by 2030, as a key facilitator for the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals. The endorsement symbolizes a new and dynamic phase in the HIV response in West and Central Africa. It offers us all the opportunity to speed up the delivery of the commitments already made towards ensuring that by 2020 … More than ever before, speedy action by governments is of the essence. Support from the U.N. and important partners like PEPFAR, the Global Fund, Doctors Without Borders, and faith-based organizations that work with communities across the region will be critical to our success. Together, we can make this plan workable. Together, we can end AIDS by 2030” (7/12).