China CDC holds exchange workshop on AIDS prevention and control
A workshop on technical exchange of the South-South cooperation on AIDS prevention and control was held by the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention under the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) in Beijing on Aug 23.
Yan Jun, deputy director-general of the China CDC, and Erasmus Morah, director of the China Office of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), addressed the opening ceremony.
The event gathered administrative and technical personnel from countries including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Uganda and Tanzania as well as the China Office of the UNAIDS, the China CDC and the Jiangsu provincial CDC.
In her speech, Yan introduced the work and achievements made by China in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and called for further efforts to boost South-South cooperation and deepen cooperation and exchange among public health institutions in developing countries.
Morah hailed China's leadership in advancing cooperation between developing countries and urged the international community to fight for the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include the elimination of HIV/AIDS.
He said the UNAIDS was looking forward to engaging in in-depth cooperation with the China CDC and supporting the South-South cooperation in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.
During the event, representatives of attending countries delivered their speeches. Han Mengjie, director of the China CDC's National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, presented a report on the overall work of China in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.
Additionally, the workshop arranged the attendees visit the NCAIDS and Jiangsu provincial CDC, and held talks and seminars share the experience and good practice on AIDS response.
Since 2017, the China CDC's National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention has held technical exchange workshops of the South-South cooperation on AIDS prevention and control for seven consecutive years. It has further deepened understanding and promoted mutual learning among developing countries in HIV/AIDS prevention and control.