The Regional Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS or UNAIDS for West and Central Africa, Dr. Djibril Diallo is expected to visit Liberia from 25th- 28th July 2016.
Dr. Diallo will meet with President Sirleaf, as well as other key actors of the HIV response in the country, briefing them on the implications of the newly adopted political declaration on HIV and AIDS and present to them the emergency plan being developed by UNAIDS for the West and Central Africa region.
Dr. Djibril Diallo, who will also convey a special message from UNAIDS Executive Director, will attend a Ministerial conference on post-Ebola health reforms during his stay in Monrovia. During his four day-mission in the country, he will also hold meetings with the Ministries of Health, Gender, Children and Social Protection and Foreign Affairs. He is expected to meet with the National AIDS Commission, Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS, as well as members of the UN Family, including the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Farid Zarif and the Resident Coordinator.
Dr. Diallo will climax his mission to Liberia with a press briefing with local journalists on Thursday, 27 July 2016 at 02:30 in the WHO conference Hall in Mamba Point. Dr. Diallo has over 30-year experience in international relations and diplomacy, spearheading initiatives for global advocacy of HIV and AIDS as well as helping to advance the corporate policy on shared responsibility and global solidarity, UNAIDS’ vision of Getting to Zero.
He has worked closely with senior management to provide support in political mobilization of prominent personalities, political leaders, civil society organizations, and the media. He led the innovative “Protect the Goal” campaign to promote AIDS awareness and prevention around major sporting tournaments, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network, and Deputy Executive Director of the Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders from Africa and of African Descent, Dr. Diallo has mobilized support to advance UNAIDS’ Fast-Track Cities initiative with mayors of African descent.