India needs to achieve zero new transmission of HIV to end AIDS: Vardhan at UNGA

AgenciesUpdated: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 01:11 AM IST
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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan | ANI file photo

New Delhi

India has ably demonstrated that strong political leadership is most critical to address inequalities and gaps in epidemic response, said Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday as he emphasised on the need to achieve zero new transmission of HIV to eradicate AIDS.

The Union Health Minister made these remarks at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), through video conference. He also spoke on Resolution 75/260, which concerns the Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS.

During his address, the minister said India took swift and timely action by involving communities, civil society and development partners to mitigate the impact of COVID on HIV services.

"In India, the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2017, provides a legal and enabling framework to safeguard the human rights of infected and affected populations.”

Modi to address dialogue on desertification, land degradation, drought at UN

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