International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Aims To Establish ‘Personal Vision’ To Honor People Affected By HIV/AIDS
The 2003 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday will bring together more than 1,500 communities in 85 countries to remember people affected by HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the disease and mobilize community involvement in the fight against the epidemic, according to a Candlelight Memorial release. This year, the theme of the event is "Remember the Cause, Renewing our Commitment." Participants are encouraged to share their "personal vision" of the fight against HIV/AIDS and describe how they would make that vision a reality. The event is a program of the Global Health Council and is supported with funding from USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation and UNAIDS (International AIDS Candlelight Memorial release, 5/12). More information on the event and a list of participating organizations are available online.This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.