- CNTV English - CCTV News

China to make more efforts in HIV prevention, says vice premier

06-26-2012 23:53 BJT

BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday vowed to make more efforts in HIV prevention, and help strengthen global cooperation in this regard.

"China will strengthen cooperation with international organizations and help HIV prevention services in countries with high prevalence," said Vice Premier Li Keqiang in a meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Michel Sidibe in downtown Beijing.

Li added that the Chinese government will encourage and support non-governmental organizations and volunteers to actively take part in HIV prevention campaigns in the country.

The government will also support the media to strengthen public education and supervision in this regard, Li said.

According to the vice premier, China has curbed the fast spread of HIV, and reduced the related death rate. China will be able to realize the HIV prevention goal under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, he said.

The actual number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China is predicted to hit 780,000 by the end of 2011, with 48,000 new infections and 28,000 deaths this year, according to the Ministry of Health.

In this February, China issued its AIDS Action Plan for the 12th Five-Year Program period (2011-2015). It will further strengthen AIDS public education, monitoring and test, treatment, intervention, and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. It will also increase medicine for anti-virus and opportunistic infection treatment.

Speaking highly of China's efforts in HIV prevention, Sidibe said he hoped China would play a bigger role in promoting the south-south cooperation in the fight against HIV.

On Tuesday morning, Sidibe gave an award to President of the Xinhua News Agency Li Congjun at the Great Hall of the People, in recognition of Li's outstanding leadership and innovative spirit in promoting HIV prevention around the world. Li is the first global prize winner.

The Leaders and Innovators Award is a new UNAIDS award to honor individuals or institutions that make exemplary contributions to the global campaign on the "three-zeroes" vision set forth by UNAIDS -- namely, zero new infections, zero discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and zero HIV/AIDS-related deaths.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program