African Union Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat on Sunday called for concerted efforts to ease the burden of HIV / AIDS on Africa’s most vulnerable people, mainly refugees, returnees and refugees. displaced people, while the continent marked World AIDS Day.
Faki noted, however, that the African continent « has made remarkable progress in the AIDS response » since the extraordinary Abuja Summit on HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis and Related Infectious Diseases, during which African leaders declared AIDS emergency on the continent.
HIV / AIDS is a major public health concern and a cause of death in many parts of Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounted for about 69% of all people living with HIV and 70% of all AIDS deaths in 2011.