Quotable quotes at UN General High Level Meeting on AIDS on Wednesday

08:46, June 09, 2011      

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The following are quotable quotes at UN General High Level Meeting on AIDS on Wednesday:

"The adverse impact of the AIDS epidemic on the socioeconomic progress, particularly in the developing countries, dictates that there is no time for complacency." -- Monique Agnes Ohsan Bellepeau, vice president of Mauritius.

"To be able to achieve the laudable goals (of preventing and treating HIV/AIDS), especially for us in sub-Saharan Africa, there is the need for us to invest in improving our weak health systems. The inadequate number of healthcare facilities in many of our countries are major issues of concern." -- John Dramani Mahama, vice president of Ghana.

"Governments, civil society, the private sector, research institutions, AIDS infected people: we are all in this together." - - Belgium's Prime Minister Yves Leterme.

"Now is the time to reaffirm our obligation to have a strong, effective and sustainable multi-sectoral response for the next decades." -- Dr. Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, health minister of Mexico.

"To enhance utilization of testing and counseling services as a gateway to treatment and care, Zimbabwe introduced provider initiated testing and counseling services in all health institutions. This proactive service made our testing and counseling services user friendly and robust by enhancing services already provided under the voluntary testing and counseling services." -- Henry Madzorera, Zimbabwe's minister of health and child welfare.

"We in the Caribbean have come to recognize that while progress has been made, the gains will be fragile unless innovative and bold steps are taken towards an HIV-free generation. Hence, we join the chorus at this assembly for a big push at all levels towards achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support." -- Douglas, who is also the minister of finance, sustainable development and human resource development for St. Kitts and Nevis.

Source: Xinhua
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