Zimbabwe joins the globe in marking World Aids Day

By Gwen Mugauri |  1 month ago | top

As Zimbabwe today joins the rest of the globe in marking the world aids day, the National Aids Council (NAC) has launched the 2022-2023 world aids day campaign theme logo and song, in a development that signifies Zimbabwe's commitment to ending aids by 2030 using one customized voice. 

In an interview with Zimpapers Radio News NAC communications director, Madeline Dube said the campaign theme strategy assists in simplifying the message for ease of implementation by ordinary citizens.

World Aids Day is commemorated annually on the 1st of December to raise awareness of the aids pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and to mourn those who have died of the disease.

Meanwhile, the UN agency leading the fight against aids says gender inequalities are preventing the world from meeting the agreed global targets on the disease, but a “feminist route map” can get countries back on track.

In a report published recently, the UNAIDS revealed how gender inequalities and harmful norms are blocking the end of the aids pandemic with rising new infections and continuing deaths in many parts of the world.

The effects of gender inequalities on women’s HIV risks are especially pronounced in Sub- Saharan Africa where women accounted for 63 percent of new HIV infections last year.

In 2021, 650 000 people died from aids, and 1.5 million acquired HIV.