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The UNAIDS Country Director for China, Catherine Sozi, has received an award for her exceptional contribution to health cooperation between China and Africa. The China Alliance for South–South Health Cooperation Research presented Ms Sozi with the special award during the 6th International Roundtable of China–Africa Health Cooperation on 22 November in Shanghai, China.

A Chinese delegation visited Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 11 to 13 October to promote innovative partnerships between the government and civil society. Both countries have partnered with communities and tailored their AIDS response to the specific needs of key populations at higher risk of HIV.

UNAIDS and the World Health Organization welcome the swift response by Chinese health authorities and community based organizations to the suspected leak of confidential information about people living with HIV in China over the last week. The two organizations stress that the leak of personal information of people living with HIV is a violation of the fundamental right to patient confidentiality.

More than 1000 babies were born free of HIV last year alone due to effective interventions provided by the Chinese government, according to a new report released on 17 September. The findings from the Progress report on China National Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B Programme, compiled by the National Health and Family Planning Commission are one of several shared at the 10th Asia-Pacific United Nations Elimination of… Read More

Liu Jiulong is the first person in China to complete an AIDS RIDE. This fundraiser and HIV awareness raising bicycling event has been popular in other countries like the USA for many years. However, in China fear of stigma and discrimination have kept many people living with HIV from taking part in public events. “Cycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and the AIDS RIDE is a good way to promote correct HIV prevention… Read More

Caption: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé in Beijing, China, May 4, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed his support for the AIDS response during a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Mark Dybul, on 4 May in Beijing, China.

Xinhua News re-affirms commitment to the AIDS response

The Vice-President of Xinhua News, Shen Haixiong, reaffirmed the news agency’s commitment to continue raising public awareness of the AIDS response in China and beyond during a meeting with UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures on 19 November.

UNAIDS at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Athletes aged 15–18 have converged in Nanjing, China, to compete in a wide range of sports at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. From 16 to 28 August, the young athletes will set their eyes on gold and on achieving their best performance. But the Olympic movement goes beyond celebrating physical talent: it values friendship, solidarity and fair play, and recognizes the power that sport can have in building a better world.