The Ambassador of France takes part in World AIDS Day
On Saturday 1st December 2018, the Ambassador of France, H.E. Christophe Farnaud, took part in an event organized by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in the context of World AIDS Day.
This event reminds that South Africa has the biggest number of people living with HIV (7.7 millions) and the biggest number of sufferers under antiretroviral treatment (4.4 millions), and underlines the necessity to invest in programs for women and young women. The event in Johanesburg gathered many personalities, notably the South African Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi.
About the funding of global health, the Ambassador reminded that it is a priority for France in order to reach the objective of Sustainable Development 3. To fund global health efficiently, solidarity, innovative fundings and coordinate actions are necessary. France is the second contributor to the Global Fund and the first contributor of Unitaid. France will host the next Replenishment Conference of Global Fund in Lyon on 10 October 2019.
The Ambassador also reminded that the strengthening of health systems was essential to global health, and that France and South Africa were involved in a collaboration for the setting of Health Insurance.