Joint Advocacy Forum for Religious Figures

Joint Advocacy Forum for Religious Figures

Part of the World AIDS Day 2017 national advocacy campaign, UNAIDS Joint Team and Tabah Foundation in collaboration with the National AIDS Program organized a one-day high-level event in Kempinski Nile Hotel. The event comes to highlight religious leaders’ views on stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

The event was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Health and Population, UN Joint Team, Al Habeeb Ali Al Jifri and Bishop Bolous Sorour in addition to representatives of Tabah Foundation and selected media personnel.

The event included participation of key religious leaders and activists in the field of HIV and AIDS.

Globally the First of December is marked as the World AIDS Day around. The commemoration comes as a part of a national advocacy campaign designed to raise awareness about HIV, enhance prevention efforts and move the various sectors to address the stigma and discrimination that surround people living with HIV in Egypt.