Champions commemorate World AIDS Day

MEDIA ADVISORY

Champions partner with the Government of Sierra Leone in Commemorating World AIDS day 2015.

 

DATE:  December 1, 2015

PLACE: Kenema, Sierra Leone

 

Interested media please contact:

Champions Secretariat Gaborone | Makhamokha Mohale | +267 77445592 or +267 74166804; | mohalem@unaids.org

 

The esteemed Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation will this year commemorate world AIDS day with the Government of Sierra Leone. Activities will be held on December 1st in Kenama, Sierra Leone.

The aim is if for the Champions to work in collaboration with the Government of Sierra Leone in mobilizing policy makers, development partners, civil society organizations and community leaders using the World AIDS day commemorations as a platform

The Champions will be represented by H.E. Dr. Speciosa Wandira- Former Vice-President of Uganda.

Champions for an AIDS Free Generation, was first launched in 2008 by His Excellency Festus Mogae, the Former President of the Republic of Botswana. The Champions programme works to ensure that all children are born free from HIV in Africa and that all people have access to quality HIV prevention and treatment services. 

 

The Championsare:

  • Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana and Chairman of the Champions
  • Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi
  • Edwin Cameron, South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal Judge
  • Joaquim A. Chissano, former President of Mozambique
  • Kenneth D. Kaunda, former President of Zambia
  • Alpha Oumar Konaré, former President of Mali
  • Benjamin Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Kgalema Motlanthe, former Deputy President of South Africa
  • Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria
  • Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Speciosa Wandira-Kasibwe, former Vice President of Uganda
  • Miriam Were, former Chairperson of the Kenya National AIDS Control Council
  • Hifikepunye Pohamba, former President of Namibia

 

 

Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation

The Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation is a distinguished group of former presidents and influential African leaders committed to an AIDS-free generation. Individually and collectively, the Champions rally and support regional leaders towards ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat. The Champions transcend political partisanship to speak freely and independently about the issues that need solutions, both publically and behind the scenes. www.aidsfreechampions.org