Source: Cuban News Agency
13 November 2015
The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, praised Cuba’s achievements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and particularly for being the first country to eliminate mother-child transmission.
These comments were made on Thursday, November 12 in Havana by Sibidé, who is the head of a delegation on an official visit to the island.
Sibidé, who is also Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, described the nation’s achievements as gigantic, the second of which was certified on June 30 by the Pan-American and World Health organizations (PAHO/WHO).
He underlined that Cuba is an example to follow to achieve these goals, for its universal approach of health and for putting people at the center of attention. After touring several health institutions in Havana and during a meeting with Roberto Morales, Minister of Public Health (MINSAP), Sidibé praised the implementation of community programs and the social justice of health for all.
At the MINSAP, the UNAIDS Executive Director said that his visits to health care centers and his conversations with directors provided verification of the Caribbean nation’s achievements and progress in healthcare and demonstrated the country’s efficient use of its resources.
I’m happy and proud of being in this country, which should be the first to eliminate and control AIDS by 2020, for its approach and control actions, he pointed out.
Source: UN Expert Praises Cuba’s Achievements in AIDS Prevention Cuban News Agency