Rwandan First Lady Kagame Hosts HIV/AIDS Vaccine Roundtable
June 18, 2008
Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame last week at the United Nations in New York hosted a roundtable discussion about HIV/AIDS vaccine research and development, Rwanda's New Times reports. Kagame, who also serves as the high representative for the African AIDS Vaccine Programme, said that the "recent setbacks in HIV vaccine trials should not discourage our efforts." She added that a "preventive vaccine is the only long-term sustainable solution to combating HIV." Participants in the roundtable discussion included Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative; Alan Bernstein, executive director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise; Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization; and Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS.
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