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Date
01 Dec 2006
Tags
Olympic News , Development through sport

Sport unite to fight HIV & AIDS


On the occasion of today’s World Aids Day, it is important that the sports community joins the international community in its fight against this devastating disease. HIV & AIDS are threatening over 40 million people around the world and have a direct impact on our collective sporting future. As part of civil society, the sports community is not spared and has a contribution to make to the fight against the pandemic, especially in the field of prevention among youth and anti-stigmatization of persons living with HIV & AIDS.
 
A toolkit for prevention
The IOC and UNAIDS have thus joined forces to engage in advocacy campaigns and have developed the first Toolkit for HIV & AIDS prevention for the sports community to help the Olympic family engage in activities and programmes to combat this scourge. After the initial French and English versions, the toolkit will be soon available in Russian and Portuguese, then in Spanish, Chinese and Swahili languages to reach millions of sportsmen and sportswomen on the five continents.
 
Responsibility to challenge HIV & AIDS
Under the theme “Accountability”, 2006 World Aids Day, reminds all stakeholders, leaders and members of the civil society, and the sporting community alike, to keep the promises made to fight HIV & AIDS and to ensure that HIV prevention is not slipping off our agendas.
 
As a sport organization, play your part in protecting the world around you – Help Stop HIV
 
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Learn more about HIV/AIDS prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion
 
PLAY YOUR PART IN PROTECTING THE WORLD AROUND YOU -  HELP STOP HIV
 
 
 
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