Filter by:

AIDS

Children sitting next to their tent at the Al-Meshqafah camp in Yemen. (26 February 2019)
© UNICEF/Saleh Baholis

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Switzerland leads on innovation, UNICEF ‘lifelines’ for Yemen, Ebola latest, Liberia peacekeepers

Our main stories today: the latest Global Innovation Index ranks Switzerland the world’s most innovative country, the head of the UN Mission in DRC warns of a ‘deadly environment’ for health workers, UNICEF delivers cash for 9 million vulnerable Yemeni families, acting head of UNAIDS says battle against HIV/ AIDS is “far from over”.

UN Web TV/Screengrab

AIDS is ‘far from over’

The sense that winning the battle against AIDS is a done-deal, has been slowing progress on reducing new HIV infections, and in reality, it’s “far from over”, according to the chief of the UN agency dedicated to tackling the virus.

And what is more, Gunilla Carlsson, the acting Executive Director of UNAIDS, says that if we forget about people at risk, such as intravenous drug users, men who have sex with men and sex workers, “we will not solve the problem with the rise of new HIV infections”.

Audio
9’10”