MACEDONIA SIGNED DECLARATION AGAINST AIDS
the “Responsibility and Partnership - “Together Against HIV/AIDS” ministerial conference that took place in Bremen, organized by Germany as the current presiding state of the European Union, adopted the declaration by the same name, “Responsibility and Partnership -” Together Against HIV/AIDS”. Macedonia was one of the countries present at the Conference.
The Declaration is continuation of the previous Dublin and Vilnius versions and adds several important provisions. It carries special significance for the civil sector having in mind the emphasis it puts on its importance and its invitation to the authorities to involve the civil sector as much as possible in all segments of the fight against HIV/AIDS.
It puts special emphasis on the “people who inject drugs and their partners, men who have sex with men, young people, women, migrants, children, people in prisons, men and women involved in prostitutions”.
Macedonia was represented by a delegation that included Snezana Cicevalieva, Head of Ministry of Health Sector of European Integrations and International Cooperation; Milena Stevanovic, the national HIV/AIDS coordinator; Sandra Kuzmanovska from the department of implementation of Global Fund project; and Vlatko Dekov, representative of HOPS – Healthy Living Options NGO.
MD: Allthough a small country, Macedonia has several AIDS cases and its increasing every year, it's great to see that it is getting some more attention now! You can also support the battle against AIDS in Africa by clicking on the RED campaign banner at the top of this page!