Monday, 2 December 2013

World AIDS Day: 01 December 2013

 United Nations agencies joined Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health today in observing World AIDS Day. UN agencies and the Government estimate that some 5,000 Afghans live with HIV - and that only 1,529 of these cases are registered. At an event in the capital, Kabul (shown in left and right images), to mark the Day, the country’s Deputy Minister for Health Services, Najia Tariq, cited prolonged conflict, drug production and addiction, poverty, illiteracy and migration among the factors contributing to HIV infections. In his message for the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “continued investment, commitment and innovation” to reach the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. 









2 comments:

Emily Croll said...

Fardin,

We are following your blog at The College of New Jersey, where we are organizing an exhibition entitled "Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan, 1979-2014." We think your blog and photographs are amazing, and we would like to include several of your images in our exhibition. Please contact me at crolle@tcnj.edu.

Thanks, Emily Croll, Director, TCNJ Art Gallery.

Emily Croll said...

Fardin,

We are following your blog at The College of New Jersey, where we are organizing an exhibition entitled "Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan, 1979-2014." We think your blog and photographs are amazing. We would like to include several of your images in our exhibition. Please contact me at crolle@tcnj.edu.

Thanks, Emily Croll, Director, TCNJ Art Gallery.