World AIDS Day (1 December)
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.
The 2017 World AIDS Day themed, #HIVtohealth was commemorated at Singwe in the Shiselweni region and was attended by His Excellency, the Deputy Prime Minister, Senator Paul Dlamini who was representating His Excellency the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini; Minister of Health, Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane; UN Resident Coordinator, Israel Dessalegne, United States of America Ambassador to Swaziland, Lisa Peterson.
Almost all of the Sustainable Development Goals are linked to health. Without their right to health, people cannot effectively prevent HIV or gain access to treatment and care. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending AIDS as a public health threat, will depend heavily on ensuring the right to health for all. Only by placing rights at the centre of global health can quality health care be available and accessible for everyone, leaving no one behind.