PM vows Aids solutions

PM vows Aids solutions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday pledged at the High Level Meeting on HIV/Aids that Thailand is ready to solve the HIV epidemic problems and participate in this year's political declaration on HIV/Aids.

He was speaking yesterday via remote conference at the High Level Meeting that was held in New York.

Quoting the premier, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said the meeting was an important opportunity to bring all sectors on board to carry out a political declaration made in 2016 and participate in a new declaration to achieve the goal of ending the Aids pandemic by 2030.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, solutions for Aids are also affected, especially Aids patients, causing them to be even more marginalised.

The prime minister proposed three visions for Thailand, including the development of new innovations in Aids diagnosis and ensuring provision of comprehensive services.

He also stressed the need for all sectors to cooperate to reduce obstacles for accessing services to treat this group, and motivating society to participate in improving policies and services for people living with these diseases.

A high-level meeting on HIV and Aids will be convened every five years.

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