Veep off to US for AIDS confab

Vice President Amissah Arthur

Vice President Amissah Arthur

The Vice President, Mr. K. B. Amissah- Arthur is in New York for the United Nations High Level Meeting on ending AIDS.

A statement signed by James Agyenim Boateng, Presidential Staffer and  copied The Ghanaian Times said Mr. Amissah- Arthur would address the gathering as well as co-chair a panel discussion with Mr. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, former President of the Republic of Fiji on the theme “AIDS within the SDGs: leveraging the end of AIDS for social transformation and sustainable development”.

The statement added that the meeting, which commences today, would focus on the importance of a fast track approach to the AIDS response over the next five years.

According to the statement, the meeting was in response to a new report issued by UNAIDS that shows that the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicine had more than doubled since 2010.

The statement further said a session on accelerating local pharmaceutical production in the ECOWAS sub-region and Africa as a whole would also be held.

“The lessons learned in responding to HIV will play an instrumental  role in the  success of the Sustainable Development Goal 3, which seeks good health and well- being, gender equality and women’s empowerment, reduced inequalities, global partnerships and peaceful and inclusive societies”, the statement added.

 By Times Reporter       

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