who_aids_logo.gifStakeholders who are finalising the Zimbabwe report to be presented to the United Nations General Assembly special session dedicated to HIV and AIDS are optimistic that they will beat the 31st of March deadline set by the World governing body.

Representatives from government, United Nations agencies, civil society and the private sector held a stakeholders consultancy validation meeting in Harare, to finalise the report that will be presented to the UN General Assembly special session dedicated to HIV and AIDS.   

In June 2001, Heads of State and Representatives of Governments met at the United Nations General Assembly and issued the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS.

The Declaration remains a powerful tool that is helping to guide and secure action, commitment, support and resources for the AIDS response.

Speaking on the sidelines of the meeting Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AIDS UNAIDS Mr. Masauso Nzima commended the commitment shown by the Zimbabwean government in the fight against aids.

National Aids Council (NAC) monitoring and evaluation director Mr. Amen Mpofu said from the reports that were submitted by various stakeholders it is clear that major milestones have been achieved in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

The ministry of health and child welfare is expected to present the country’s report before the 31st of this month which is the deadline set by the world governing body. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes that the AIDS epidemic had caused untold suffering and death worldwide and is continually reminding the world that with sufficient will and resources, communities and countries could change the epidemic’s deadly course.