Monday, April 23, 2007

Teaming up to fight AIDS

While AIDS continues to have its most devastating impact on Africa, it is beginning to become a problem in many other countries. In China, UNDP has teamed up with Yao Ming to launch a national campaign to fight stigma and raise awareness about the disease.

This wide-ranging campaign aims to advocate the reduction of stigma associated with HIV and AIDS among the general population, and to promote the inclusion of family members, neighbors, co-workers and friends living with HIV and AIDS and their families into our homes, schools, workplaces and communities. To increase the impact and sustained use of these materials, UNICEF and UNESCO worked with the China HIV/AIDS Information Network to develop a teacher-friendly discussion guide that is distributed with the posters and an award-winning documentary about AIDS done by Yao Ming and Magic Johnson last year.

Learn more about UNDP's work around the globe to combat AIDS.