Key Correspondents (Hove) 9 March 2015 Africa Must Lobby for Development Goal On HIV

Published: March 9, 2015

David Njagi
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This year, the world will gain a new set of sustainable development goals, but can these goals help cut HIV infections – especially among the most marginalised communities?

In September, the UN General Assembly will host the 193 member states of the United Nations to agree on the new set of 17 goals and 164 targets, which will take over from the Millennium Development Goals.

In the new set of goals, which will be active until 2030, health is placed under goal three: "ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages".

In a more specific approach towards HIV and AIDS, clause three of the goal states that by 2030 the UN aims to: "end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases".

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