Peng Liyuan calls for global efforts in AIDS and TB prevention and treatment

Muhammad Zamir Assadi

Beijing (INP): Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, calls on people from all walks of life in all countries to join hands and take action to strengthen the prevention and treatment of AIDS and tuberculosis (TB), in order to benefit all mankind and build a global community of health for all.

Peng, also World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, made the remarks at the opening ceremony of a special high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations High-Level meeting on AIDS via video link.

The event aimed to provide a platform for WHO member states to reassert their commitment to ending TB deaths among people living with HIV and to deliberate on how they will intensify the response to HIV-associated TB within the context of COVID-19.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought more challenges to the prevention and treatment of AIDS and TB, which requires global efforts to forge ahead, she said.