Harjit Sajjan

Canada announces renewal of support to UNAIDS

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, addressing the stigma and discrimination faced by key populations and ensuring that women and girls in all their diversity are able to make decisions about their bodies and their futures. The root of the majority of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections is inequality. Far too often, those who need the greatest help are denied the testing and treatment required.

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today announced a $15-million contribution to UNAIDS for 2023-2025.

UNAIDS is the lead multilateral organization coordinating the global effort to end HIV/AIDS as a global health threat by 2030. The organization plays a critical role in providing strategic direction, advocacy, coordination, and technical support by bringing together industry, community, and government partners to deliver life-saving HIV services, including treatment. UNAIDS works hand-in-hand with the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to ensure support reaches those who need it most.

The Government of Canada is proud to continue its long-standing partnership with UNAIDS, and to support its important work to implement the Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026.

“We must all come together to meet the challenge of eliminating HIV/AIDS as a public health threat as quickly as possible. Far too many continue to die at an unacceptable rate because of HIV/AIDS. We need to all re-engage to benefit our communities and nations, and our world. No one should be left behind.” – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada