Stop TB Partnership signs MoU with UNAIDS to improve TB-HIV responses

Marcos Espinal (L)- Michel Sidibe (R)
In a historic and a (very) long overdue moment, finally, the Stop TB Partnership signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to work together in improving responses to TB and HIV. Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership and Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS, signed the MoU today (22 July 2010), in presence of hundreds of delegates at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. Read more

Dr Jorge Sampaio, former Portugal President, and United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on TB, convened the MoU signing ceremony.

This MoU sets out a roadmap of how both pivotal agencies (UNAIDS and Stop TB Partnership) are going to halt TB deaths in people living with HIV (PLHIV).

This MoU will help the two global lead agencies on TB and HIV, to synergise and work together to generate new responses to TB-HIV, to work towards new tools for diagnosing TB in people living with HIV, to strengthen the capacities of affected communities to engage meaningfully in TB-HIV responses, to support the development of TB-HIV human rights task force, among others.
The photograph of MoU signing ceremony is available online here

Bobby Ramakant - CNS 

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