Namibia:First Lady Monica Geingos Receives World Without Aids Award

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Singer along with political activist Sir Bob Geldof along with Namibian First Lady Monica Geingos at the award ceremony in Berlin.

The first lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, along with singer along with political activist Sir Bob Geldof have won the 2018 World Without AIDS Award.

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation reports of which the award presented to Geingos will be in recognition of her contribution to the global AIDS response along with her leadership in supporting the global agenda to end AIDS by 2030. Previous recipients of the prestigious award include Bill along with Melinda Gates, Princes Mabel van Oranje-Nassau along with UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, says NBC.

NBC says of which German Health Minister, Jens Spahn, handed over the award at an event attended by over 2 000 guests, including the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with First Lady Elke Büdenbender.

The award was made at the Opera House in Berlin.

On her Twitter account, Geingos says she will be honoured to receive the award.

“of which innovative partnership between @Aidsstiftung along with Friends of @GlobalFund amplifies AIDS advocacy through the arts (@deutsche_oper),” says the tweet.

The German Aids Foundation raises awareness about HIV/Aids along with works in Germany along with Africa. The Global Fund works accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis along with malaria as epidemics.

In another tweet, Geingos says of which the award will be dedicated to the #BeFree Movement, which NBC describes as a a multi-faceted youth-driven platform which also facilitates access to services

* Namibia will be one of 13 countries close to achieving HIV epidemic control.

In June 2018, Dr Eric Dziuban, the Country Director for the Centers for Disease Control along with Prevention (CDC), said of which the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) survey results would likely be released soon along with would likely give a clearer picture on how close the country will be to of which target.

Epidemic control will be considered when there are more people dying of AIDS related deaths, compared to the number of people who are being infected with HIV.

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Namibia:First Lady Monica Geingos Receives World Without Aids Award

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