Chinese president vows to mobilize society to improve AIDS control

19:50, November 30, 2009      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged to mobilize the society to improve AIDS/HIV control, when taking part in a gathering of AIDS prevention volunteers in Beijing Monday, a day before the 22nd World AIDS Day.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) talks with a volunteer from a medical university while taking part in a gathering of AIDS prevention volunteers in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 30, 2009, a day before the 22nd World AIDS Day. Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (3rd, R) also attended the gathering. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

It was the fourth in six years that Hu met medical staff, researchers, AIDS patients and volunteers ahead the day.

These high-profile moves showcased the government's resolve to tackle the growing AIDS problems in the country and help remove the social stigma against HIV-positive people.

"We must see that there are still tough tasks to prevent and control the spread of AIDS and volunteers have lots of work to do," Hu said, when meeting with the volunteers in this field.

He called for them to help more AIDS patients and the HIV-positive, especially working to reduce discrimination against them.

Hu pledged to mobilize various resources in the society to improve the prevention and control work.

On Monday morning, Hu visited the China National Convention Center, where Beijing volunteers launched a weekly AIDS prevention campaign since Nov. 29, to improve the awareness at schools, communities and construction sites.

Pinned a crimson ribbon on his chest, Hu also met doctors and talked with AIDS patients.

Source: Xinhua

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2009-12/01/content_395011.htm
  • Do you have anything to say?

Related Channel News

Special Coverage
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion