AIDS

Annan urges US donors to support proposed global fund against AIDS

Building momentum on recent efforts to fight AIDS, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today took his rallying cry to Philadelphia, United States, where he urged a large gathering of the country's philanthropists to support a global fund aimed at tackling the epidemic.

Annan departs Abuja as anti-AIDS summit concludes with call to fight epidemic

Secretary-General Kofi Annan concluded his trip to Abuja, Nigeria, today, as the African Summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Infectious Diseases ended with the signing of a declaration calling for an expanded effort to combat AIDS.

At Abuja African Summit, Annan calls for major mobilization to fight HIV/AIDS

Addressing a forum of African leaders in Abuja, Nigeria, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for a major new global campaign -- and a massive mobilization of fresh funding - in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Following anti-AIDS address in Abuja, Annan heads to US for second appeal

Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who today called for a worldwide mobilization to fight AIDS at an African summit meeting in Nigeria, will head to Philadelphia, United States, early next week to reiterate his appeal for a comprehensive, well-funded campaign against the epidemic, his spokesman announced today.

In Abuja, Annan expected to urge stronger action on AIDS at tomorrow's summit

Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in the Nigerian capital of Abuja today to attend an African summit on infectious diseases where he is expected to deliver a major, action-oriented speech on Thursday, calling for mobilization of worldwide efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Drugs alone will not stop AIDS in poor countries, Annan says

Helping the developing world battle the AIDS crisis will require more than just drugs, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today, calling for an "additional infusion of money" to bolster the health infrastructure of countries in need.

AIDS: Annan welcomes withdrawal of case by drug companies in South Africa

Welcoming the withdrawal of a case by pharmaceutical companies against the Government of South Africa, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed hope that this development would help increase access to AIDS medicines for those in need.

Abuja summit to back plan on fighting HIV/AIDS, UN African commission says

A continent-wide plan for fighting AIDS in Africa will be endorsed by next week's Summit meeting on infectious diseases in Abuja, Nigeria, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) announced today.

UN agencies help Tanzania to set up HIV/AIDS national body

Several United Nations agencies have joined forces to help the Government of Tanzania to set up a new national body to coordinate all aspects of the country's response to HIV/AIDS, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), a lead partner in the effort.

Annan to attend African summit on AIDS, infectious diseases later this month

Secretary-General Kofi Annan will travel to Nigeria later this month to attend a top-level African forum focusing on the problem of infectious diseases on the continent, his spokesman announced today in New York.