2021 UNAIDS Global AIDS Update

Ending inequality and inequity key to ending AIDS as a public health threat

Felicita Hikuam The 2021 UNAIDS Global AIDS Update, launched last week, has rightly pointed out that addressing inequality and inequity are key amongst the issues that need to be urgently addressed over the next decade, which could arguably be the last frontier of the global response to HIV and AIDS. In many parts of the world including east and southern Africa, despite remarkable progress, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, inequality and inequity within and between countries, continue to deter progress in ending AIDS as a public health threat, as committed in the Sustainable Development Goals. In the recently adopted United Nations…
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