WHO Reaffirms Commitment to AIDS Fight
May 25, 2011
At its 64th general assembly in Geneva on Tuesday, the World Health Organization declared that at least 2 million lives could be saved by 2015 if the 193 member nations achieve their AIDS-fighting goals. WHO adopts a new HIV/AIDS strategy every five years; the plan agreed to this week is similar to the one for 2006-10, emphasizing access to treatment and prevention, and committing to reduce mortality among mothers and children. It seeks to halve the HIV infection rate among persons ages 15 to 24, reduce infections among children by 90 percent, and cut the rate of HIV-related deaths by 25 percent.
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