Jun 09, 2011 at 4:06am
Vice President Mahama Addresses UN AIDS Conference
Ghana's Vice President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, on Wednesday addressed the high level plenary meeting on AIDS at the 65th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Vice President John Mahama said that in Ghana, HIV/AIDS is a visible and key component of Ghana's Shared Growth and Development Agenda and is therefore accorded a High Level of Political commitment with leadership of the Ghana AIDS Commission placed directly under the Office of the President.
He said Ghana is among the 29 African Countries reported by the WHO to have been able to reduce prevalence of HIV/AIDS over the past decade. The national HIV prevalence he said has declined over the past eight years from a national high of 3.6% in 2003 to 1.5% in 2010.
Vice President Mahama reiterated Ghana's call for prevention to remain the mainstay of the fight against HIV and urged all developing countries to increase domestic funding for implementation, as a basis for calling on Development Partners to come to their aid with the needed resources.
Vice President Mahama also on behalf of the government and people of Ghana thank Ghana's partners for the immense support they have extended in achieving the success of rolling back the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
GBC/Office of the Vice President
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