“You will never catch up with the spread of AIDS no matter how much money, no matter how many antiretrovirals are put into the system, unless you stop its growth. And the only way to stop its growth is prevention”. – Richard Holbrooke
Living with HIV/AIDS is not an easy proposition, often subjecting one to incredible stigmatisation.
The man who everyone seems to forget is the Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, yet Ghana’s Veep has journeyed to the BIG APPLE for a worthy cause.
Amissah‐Arthur is in New York for a meeting on the eradication of HIV/AIDS held by the United Nations. The meeting, which will begin on June 8 to 10, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters, will focus the world’s attention on the importance of a fast-track approach to the HIV and AIDS response over the next five years.
Amissah-Arthur is expected to address the gathering as well as co-chair a panel discussion with Mr. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, former President of the Republic of Fiji on “AIDS within the SDGs: leveraging the end of AIDS for social transformation and sustainable development.” The Vice President is expected to be back in the country over the weekend.
In a world where people fear getting pregnant much more than they fear contracting STD’s, I pray this trip is worth it.