Global Fund: Quash Human Rights Barriers
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
CAPE TOWN, South Africa – In honor of International Human Rights Day, the Global Fund made an appeal to break down all human rights barriers to health, a critical factor in the goal of defeating AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Today, the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comes five days after the death of Nelson Mandela, the legendary leader.
“Mandela embraced otherness and spoke out for the forgotten,” Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund, said at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, ICASA, in Cape Town, South Africa. “Let’s honor his memory and follow his exceptional example. Let’s leave nobody behind in this fight.”