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Mobilizing religious leaders to accelerate implementation to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in Eastern and Southern Africa

Photo: © UNESCO Office Dar es Salaam, Rev. Phumzile Mabizela, Executive Director of INERELA+ speaking during the meeting

Over 65 Religious Leaders, youth representatives, representatives from UN Family, Government entities and other partners from 17 Eastern and Southern Africa Countries gathered in a high level stakeholder consultative meeting, in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania, early September 2015 to deliberate on their role towards fast tracking the ending of HIV and AIDS by 2030 and the implementation of the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) commitment. 

The meeting organized by UNESCO, UNAIDS and the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV & AIDS (INERELA+), provided an opportunity for religious leaders to engage in a dialogue. The forum resulted into the development of INERELA+ draft plan of action for religious leaders on the various strategies to be employed at country level towards mobilizing of the communities and stakeholders for important goal.

Related links: 

The International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS, INERELA+

UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office

Source: UNESCO Office Dar es Salaam

 

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