Some 5,000 attend African meeting on AIDS PDF Print E-mail
Some 5,000 people involved in the international effort to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa are meeting this week in Nigeria's capital to examine such issues as how new intellectual property (IP) policies and trade agreements can help ensure that nearly 26 million HIV-infected Africans have access to life-saving drugs. UNIFEM is also using the opportunity provided by the ICASA conference to launch a new campaign called "Who Cares for the Caregiver?" which will put a spotlight on the roles that women and girls play as the main or only caregivers for those living with HIV/AIDS and the severe impact of this burden on their education, food security, health and livelihoods. Read more...