AIDS 2018: Alternativeafrica.com gets first international accreditation
Multiple award winning Journalist on HIV/AIDS, Olabisi Adesina of Alternativeafrica.com already in Amsterdam for AIDS 2018
London, July 21, 2018 (AltAfrica)-AlternativeAfrica.com, a London based Pan African news website has secured its first international recognition after six months of operation.
The website is among a few African media organisations accredited for the coverage of the 2018 international Aids conference taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from the 23rd to 27th of July
Already, our team of seasoned correspondents, led by a former Head of Production with Metro FM station in Nigeria and a multiple award winner on HIV/AIDS, Olabisi Adesina have arrived Amsterdam since Friday to participate in the pre-conference workshop.
Alternativeafrica.com will be streaming most of the events live on our YouTube channel particularly those sections relating to Africa
You can join us from Monday 23rd for a comprehensive report, interviews and analysis as events progress. We will give prominence to sections such as “What’s new in WHO treatment guidelines: the role of dolutegravir in first- and second-line treatments and new directions in early infant diagnosis, HIV drug resistance Global Action Plan, Eliminating AIDS epidemics on the road to universal health coverage” and many more.
About AIDS 2018
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands 23-27 July 2018.
The theme of AIDS 2018 is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing.
When HIV/AIDS first appeared as a public health threat in the 1980s, the Netherlands faced the challenge head on, embracing scientific evidence and working with populations that other countries marginalised and stigmatised.
Today, Amsterdam is a “Fast Track City” that has committed to accelerating action to ensure that the world can reach the ambitious target of ending AIDS by 2030.
AIDS 2018 aims to promote human rights based and evidence-informed HIV responses that are tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities — including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, people in closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls and young people–and collaborate in fighting the disease beyond country borders.