U.S. tackles Aids
The U.S. Embassy has lined up two activities to commemorate World AIDS Day this year. On 30 November, Spoken Word will join the U.S. Embassy for an evening of poetry at the Playhouse theater. The event recognises that after 30 years of struggle against HIV/AIDS, more people are living long and productive lives despite being HIV positive.
In 2003, when PEPFAR was launched, only 50 000 people in sub-Saharan Africa were receiving antiretroviral drugs. Now, more than 5 million do, along with more than a million people in other regions of the world, and the vast majority receive drugs financed by either PEPFAR or the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, which the United States helped create.
In another event, the U.S. Embassy will team up with NBC Radio on 1 December to produce “Ask the Experts”, a live, mobile radio broadcast during the “Young and Cool” time slot from 14h00 to 17h00.
The public will be given an opportunity to ask questions about HIV/AIDS to Dr. David Lowrance, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Country Director and USAID Country Director Ms. Elzadia Washington.
The two will appear individually at different sites around Windhoek with the NBC mobile broadcasting units. Participants who ask questions live on air will receive a free gift.
The broadcasting schedule is as follows:
14h00 Shoprite, Katutura, CDC Country Director Dr. David Lowrance
15h00 U.N. Plaza, USAID Country Director Elzadia Washington
16h00 Deli Supermarket, Otjomuise, CDC Country Director Dr. David Lowrance