Africa 2015 : For an AIDS-free Generation

Africa 2015
Everyday on my way to work I pass by a bunch of posters with the slogan Africa 2015 : For an AIDS-free Generation, and everyday I say to myself, I’m gonna check this out and blog about it, but I always forget.
So here it goes today 🙂

Africa 2015 is an initiative to promote awareness and achievement of the eight Millennium Development Goals that world leaders adopted at the Millennium Summit in 2000.

It focuses initially on combating HIV/AIDS, part of Goal 6. The target by 2015 is to halt and begin to reverse the spread of the disease, which has spread to 42 million people worldwide, more than 30 million in Africa.

… By targeting HIV/AIDS, the initiative also aims to help achieve the other goals – eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development.

I think this is a great initiative, and I truly hope it gets enough support to go on and make Africa a better place for everyone.

For more information on this initiative, check out the official Africa 2015 website.

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