June 14, 2018 -- UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe speaks during an interview with Xinhua News Agency at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on June 12, 2018. China is playing a great role in fighting AIDS, Michel Sidibe said Tuesday at the UN headquarters after his report on the latest progress of the agency`s struggle against AIDS. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
UNITED NATIONS, June 14, 2018 -- China is playing a great role in fighting AIDS, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said Tuesday at the United Nations headquarters after his report on the latest progress of the agency's struggle against AIDS.
At the halfway point to the 2020 fast-track commitments agreed by the General Assembly in 2016, the world is making strong progress toward ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the senior UN official said.
China is making education the central work, making sure that sanitation, environment, sport and other issues are addressed, Sidibe said.
China-Africa is a wonderful partnership. African health ministers are meeting to discuss what could be the new paradigm for reinforcing relevant service delivery system, the UN official said.
Chinese have gone to Sierra Leone to help Africans deal with Ebola, he said, adding that China, a country with successful experience in "barefoot doctors", can play a critical role in training community health workers, he said.