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Brazil’s Minister of Health and UNAIDS Executive Director discuss strategic collaboration opportunities

16 May 2011

Credit: UNAIDS

In the sidelines of the World Health Assembly, taking place in Geneva from 16-24 May, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and Brazilian Minister of Health Alexander Padilha met to discuss the global AIDS response and promote South-South cooperation.

Mr Sidibe and Mr Padilha talked about the participation and role of Brazil during the upcoming General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS that will take place in New York from 8-10 June 2011.

HIV treatment for prevention was highlighted as one of the country’s success stories and an area where Brazil could drive the push for innovation and transfer of technologies between countries. Both leaders also reflected the sports and HIV advocacy opportunities provided by the FIFA World Cup that will be hosted by Brazil in 2014.