We Can Save One Million Lives in Next Four Years From AIDS and Tuberculosis
On Monday 6th June 2011 “ Stop TB" model was released in New York City. Hundreds of civil society, health and government leaders gathered for a high level meeting by United Nations on Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The main goal of this summit was to announce the partnership between New scientific
model STOP TB and UNAIDS with WHO. They pledged to avert one million lives from tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in next four years.
This project was launched after the discovery of a fact that the spread of HIV can be reduced by 96 percent if the antiretroviral HIV therapy(ART) is given on time. At the same time it reduces the chances of developing tuberculosis. Most of the HIV/AIDS victim in developing countries suffer from tuberculosis and die due to the unavailability of good tuberculosis treatment.
'It is possible to avert one million deaths' was the slogan repeated again and again during the summit. The main concern during the summit was how we can diagnose HIV/AIDS at the early stage and how we can work together to eradicate AIDS and tuberculosis. There has been a positive change in the treatment of AIDS in the past few years. But the need of the moment is to focus equally on both tuberculosis and AIDS.
All the leaders and social activists should provide more and more funds to make it possible. Saving one million lives is everyone's responsibility. It is necessary to work in collaboration to save at-least 1 million lives from HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.