Lesotho celebrates World Aids Day

World AIDS Day Commemoration held on 1st December 2017 under the theme ‘My Health, My Right’ highlighted the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.

His Majesty King Letsie III, Hon. Monyane Moleleki, Deputy Prime Minister, UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Salvator Niyonzima, Heads of UN Agencies among other partners visited the UN and other partners stalls showcasing partners' contribution to HIV response and the main event held on 1st December.

The right to health is a fundamental human right that is interrelated with a range of other rights, including the rights to sanitation, food, healthy working conditions and a clean environment. We cannot fulfill our right to health without access to justice, right to be free from violence as well as the right to quality education. By attaining the right to health, people’s dreams and promises can be fulfilled.

The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals—which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030—without people attaining their right to health.

On every World AIDS Day, we look back to remember our family members and friends who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and recommit our solidarity with all who are living with or affected by HIV.