[Explanation] December 1st every year is World AIDS Day.
In 2020, the outbreak of the new crown epidemic has made the situation of people living with HIV more difficult. Let us listen to how the representatives of the United Nations organizations and agencies in China view this situation?
What measures have they taken to help people living with HIV?
[Concurrent] Gao Li, World Health Organization Representative in China
Globally, there are still 690,000 AIDS deaths in 2019 and another 1.7 million new infections, far from reaching the global target set for 2020.
Around the world, WHO is working with countries to strengthen their health systems and help them move towards universal health coverage.
In the final analysis, the best way to ensure that everyone has access to the health services needed to combat HIV and all diseases and diseases is for every country to move towards universal health care.
[Concurrent] Zhou Kai, Charg d'affaires of UNAIDS China Office
In the face of the sudden outbreak, the UNAIDS China Office, with the support of the National Center for AIDS Prevention, cooperated with community organizations to understand the needs and difficulties of HIV-infected people and key groups in a timely manner, and opened a hotline for them to help the infection The person quickly obtained drug supplements.
UNAIDS believes that if everyone can contribute their own meager strength, we can defeat the two epidemics of COVID-19 and AIDS.
[Concurrent] Sang Ailing, United Nations Acting Coordinator in China
During the lockdown, we have seen how the Chinese government works with community groups to ensure that vulnerable HIV-infected people have access to life-saving drugs and meet the needs of people living with HIV.
These efforts must continue to provide information, services, and social protection to people living with HIV in this challenging era, and to truly ensure that we don’t leave anyone behind.
[Concurrent] Rui Xinyue, UNICEF Representative in China
UNICEF has been working closely with the Chinese government since 2001. We supported them in launching the first pilot project to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The project has achieved remarkable results.
Since the start of the project, the rate of mother-to-child transmission of AIDS has dropped by more than 85%.
China will finally achieve the global goal of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of AIDS, and UNICEF will always work with our government partners to achieve this goal.
[Concurrent] Swanka Dhanapala, UNHCR representative in China
This year, the new crown pneumonia epidemic has made it more difficult for refugees to obtain HIV prevention, care and treatment.
We must stand together and share the responsibility for providing accessible and affordable health care and treatment for all.
[Concurrent] Bai Yating, Representative of the United Nations Development Program in China
We agree with the importance of "sharing responsibility".
We work with the government, academia, lawyers and the community, including people living with HIV, LGBTI and other disadvantaged groups, to improve their access to medical and judicial services, and unite to fight discrimination.
We are with you.
[Concurrent] Ou Minxing, UNESCO Representative in China
In China, the number of young people infected with HIV is on the rise, and 80% of young people aged 15 to 24 who are infected with HIV are out of school.
UNESCO calls on governments, schools, civil society organizations and individuals to take action to ensure that every young person, including people living with HIV, has the right to receive basic education and services related to AIDS.
[Concurrent] Su Renna, UNFPA Chargé d'affaires in China
China has 278 million young people aged 10-24.
The United Nations Population Fund is committed to ending new HIV infections among young people in China.
Together with our partners, we call for comprehensive sex education to protect the health and well-being of young people.
[Concurrent] An Siqi, Country Director, China Office, UN Women
The new crown epidemic has dealt a heavy blow to women in all aspects, and it has caused special losses to women infected with HIV and women related to key AIDS groups.
There are also many women who may be trapped by the perpetrator, face greater risk of violence, and cannot obtain the support services they need.
On behalf of UN Women, on the occasion of World AIDS Day, I invite you to support women’s communities and their response to AIDS.
[Concurrent] Ke Kailin, Director of the Beijing Bureau of the International Labour Organization
So far, what we know is that, according to relevant United Nations assessments and research, those most vulnerable groups, including those living with HIV, are also the hardest hit by the epidemic.
Those who were in a disadvantaged position before the crisis have a harder time going back to work and getting a livelihood.
We need to rebuild better, we need to make sure that by working together, we can get everyone back on track
[Subtitle] In 2020, let us work together to "join hands in epidemic prevention and AIDS, and share health responsibilities."
[Contemporaneous] (A collection of languages of various countries, "Joining hands in epidemic prevention and fighting AIDS, and sharing health responsibilities")
Editor in charge: [Liu Pai]