The signing of the declaration, “city without AIDS” took place on Thursday, with the aim of allowing Fez to be part of this approach supported by four partners, including the International Association of AIDS Care Providers (IAPAC) , UN-SIDA, UN-Habitat and the city of Paris.
This partnership aims to support priority cities in strengthening their response to this disease, with a view to respecting the commitments made in the Paris Declaration, signed by more than 300 cities and municipalities, on December 1, 2014, to end to this epidemic by 2030.
Fez followed suit in the cities of Rabat, Marrakech and Casablanca, by signing the charter “City without AIDS for Fez”, through its mayor, Driss El Azami Idrissi. According to the Director General of the Association to Combat AIDS (ALCS), Naoual Laaziz, the initiative is in line with the fulfillment of commitments on the achievement of the 90-90-90 targets.
The fight against HIV in Morocco has always had the backing of political commitment at the highest level, said the representative of the Minister of Health, Ibtissam Khoudri. The UN-AIDS in Morocco, represented by Kamal Alami, indicated that the determination of Fez aims to empower the actors of the city, to promote awareness, prevention, care, the fight against discrimination.
Ending sidad’ by 2030 is now possible if the big cities of the world act, insists the source.