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PRESS RELEASE
UNAIDS to launch 2019 Global AIDS Update in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The report will be launched by the Executive Director a.i. of UNAIDS, Gunilla Carlsson, and the Deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza
GENEVA, Switzerland, July 10, 2019/ — News media are invited to attend the global launch of the 2019 Global AIDS Update, Communities at the Centre, in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on 16 July 2019.

The report contains the latest data on the progress and challenges in the AIDS response and highlights the enormous impact community health workers have in successfully expanding access to treatment, supporting adherence and preventing new HIV infections.

The report will be launched by the Executive Director a.i. of UNAIDS, Gunilla Carlsson, and the Deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza. Civil society and members of the local community will also be present.

EVENT
Launch of the UNAIDS 2019 Global AIDS Update, Communities at the centre

DATE
Tuesday, 16 July 2019

WHERE
King DinuZulu Stadium, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

WHEN
11.00–12.30 South Africa (09:00-11:30 GMT) (opportunity for interviews with UNAIDS Executive Director a.i. at 12.30)

SPEAKERS

David Mabuza, Deputy President of South Africa
Gunilla Carlsson, UNAIDS Executive Director, a.i.
Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health, South Africa
Community representatives

IMPORTANT
Ground transport will be available from Durban to Eshowe and return for registered media.

Embargoed materials will be available from Monday 15 July.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
SOURCE
United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)