Every year, on 1st December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS.
Here in Kenya the Cabinet Secretary for Health Susan Nakhumicha is today Friday 1st December 2023 leading in commemoration of World AIDS Day in Meru County.
The Health CS will collaborate with the host Governor Kawira Mwangaza to lead the commemoration with this year’s theme being “Let the communities lead”.
This year’s theme highlights the importance of social organizations and the important role they play in developing and strengthening the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Kenyans have been encouraged to come out in large numbers to attend the celebrations.
World AIDS Day is celebrated every year in 1st December, and was set aside by the United Nations to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic. The day has been celebrated every year since 1988.
The world can end AIDS, with communities leading the way. Organizations of communities living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV are the front line of progress in the HIV response. Communities connect people with person-centered public health services, build trust, innovate, monitor implementation of policies and services, and hold providers accountable