How to get three million people living with AIDS access to treatment by the end of 2005
WHO and UNAIDS launch the “3 by 5” strategy to address the global AIDS treatment public health emergency
WHAT: The momentum is growing to achieve the “3 by 5” target – getting three million people in some of the hardest hit countries access to AIDS treatment. To achieve the target, WHO and UNAIDS have prepared a detailed strategy, which calls for extraordinary and unconventional efforts to get antiretroviral treatment to the people who will die without it. The details of this strategy will be launched world-wide on 1 December – World AIDS Day. The main launch is in Nairobi, Kenya. Additional launches will take place in Beijing, Geneva, Moscow and Paris.
Materials for journalists: Documents: The 3 by 5 strategy, press release, and a fact sheet will be distributed by email at 10:00 GMT 30 November under strict embargo to 00:01 GMT 1 December, 2003. These documents and others will also be posted at www.who.int/hiv at 00:01 GMT 1 December, 2003.
Audiovisual materials: Radio clips and a video b-roll featuring Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General of WHO, Dr Peter Piot, Executive-Director, UNAIDS, and Dr Richard Feachem, Executive-Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria can be obtained from Melanie Zipperer.