The French Consulate General is organizing a round table discussion around HIV/AIDS on the 6th of December at the Alliance Française in Mitchell’s Plain !
Following the international HIV/AIDS day and in the context of the United Nations campaign Don’t look Away to highlight 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children, the French Consulate General of France in Cape Town is organizing a round table discussion around HIV/AIDS on the 6th of December 2016.
The event will take place at the Alliance Française in Mitchell’s Plain from 1 to 4 pm.
The aim of our discussion is to bring around the table all the stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS— that is health professionals, government, NPOs and the communities—to raise awareness and assess the current situation in South Africa. This round table is an opportunity to create a platform to address the concerns of all the stakeholders—particularly the communities—and establish a road map towards more efficient ways to fight HIV/AIDS.
The panel will gather provincial government officials and representatives of NPOs such as Médecins Sans Frontières, Partners in Sexual Health, Kheth’Impilo, Sonke Gender Justice, Mosaic, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and Hope.
Romain Nadal, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Development spokesman made a declaration on the 1st of December:
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, France reaffirms its solidarity with those living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
France, which has been the second largest contributor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since its creation, recently renewed its commitment to the fund by pledging €1.08 billion over the next three years. This fund has made it possible to provide antiretroviral treatment to more than 9 million people.
France’s commitment also includes generous support for UNITAID, to which we are the largest donor, having contributed 60% of the organization’s cumulative resources since its creation. The goal is now to end the pandemic as a public health threat by 2030, in accordance with the sustainable development goals.
France is mobilized within the multilateral forums to combat all forms of discrimination against persons with HIV and to promote access to prevention and treatment.