- OFID commemorates World AIDS Day
OFID commemorates World AIDS Day
Overcoming HIV in Conservative Social Settings
December 1, 2014. World AIDS Day 2014 is an opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the gap. Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind.
Closing the gap means empowering and enabling all people, everywhere, to access the services they need.
Closing the gap means that ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible.
In 2001, OFID took steps to consolidate and strengthen its involvement in the global effort against HIV/AIDS by creating a special program. As of October 31, 2014, over US$86m had been approved under the program. Today, OFID is working with a broad coalition of strategic partners to fight the pandemic in over 90 countries. Our interventions cover many areas, including awareness, prevention, testing and counselling, as well as care, treatment and support.
Read leaflet highlighting OFID's Special Program for HIV/AIDS
The biennial international AIDS conferences are organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS), which OFID has supported since 2004. OFID has also extended grants totaling US$1.74m to enable participants from developing countries to attend the conferences. OFID’s 2014 grant sponsored 47 participants from more than 20 developing countries. OFID-sponsored delegates share their experiences
At the end of April this year, as a lead-up to the conference, OFID hosted a joint OFID/IAS workshop Overcoming HIV in Conservative Social Settings. At this year's AIDS conference Head of OFID’s Grants Unit Mr Rachid Bencherif chaired a satellite session that focused on the same topic.
At each conference, OFID sends a delegation to attend sessions and meet with various partner organizations regarding present and future cooperation, as well as disseminating information about OFID’s activities in the area of HIV/AIDS eradication at its exhibition booth. Read more about OFID at AIDS 2014.