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Global launch of the 2010 report "Towards Universal Access" on HIV/AIDS

The new report TOWARDS UNIVERSAL ACCESS Scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector Progress Report 2010, by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reveals the latest progress towards delivering HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care.

The report will be launched at three press conferences with news embargoed until 14:00 GMT, 28 September 2010.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


  • Washington D.C., National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 9:00 a.m. EDT
  • Geneva, Palais des Nations, Salle des Presse III, 11:30 a.m. CEST
  • Nairobi, Laico Regency Hotel, Crystal ball room B, 11:00 a.m. EAT

In Washington D.C:

  • Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO
  • Dr Jimmy Kolker, Chief of HIV/AIDS, UNICEF
  • Dr Bernhard Schwartlander, Director, Evidence, Strategy and Results, UNAIDS

In Geneva:

  • Dr Hiroki Nakatani, Assistant-Director General for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO
  • Dr Yves Souteyrand, Coordinator, Strategic Information, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO
  • Leila Pakkala, Director of Private-Sector Fundraising and Partnerships, UNICEF
  • Dr Mariângela Simao, Senior Adviser, AIDS Financing & Economics Division, UNAIDS
  • Rifat Atun, Director, Strategy, Performance & Evaluation, the Global Fund

In Nairobi: 

  • Dr David Okello, Director, HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Cluster, WHO Regional Office for Africa
  • Elhadj As Sy, UNICEF  Director for Eastern and Southern Africa
  • High level delegates from the Government of Kenya

To receive an embargoed copy of the report, please contact:
Tunga Namjilsuren (in Geneva),
Tel + 41 79 203 3176,               

Claire Hoffman (in Nairobi/London),
Tel: +44 797 7440 353,

Coimbra Sirica (In Washington D.C),
Tel: +1 301 943 3287,
Sophie Barton-Knott (in Geneva),
Tel: +41 22 791 1697,


Marixie Mercado (in Geneva),
Tel: + 41 22 909 5716,

Michael Klaus (in Nairobi),
Tel: + 254 716 431880, 

Roshan Khadivi (in Washington D.C),
Tel: + 1 917 478 2574,

All information can be found at:




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