THE LAST MILE: TOWARDS ENDING AIDS BY 2022
Each year on December 1 we commemorate World AIDS Day. On this day, as should be the case throughout the year, as emaSwati we join the world to show support for people living with, and affected by HIV. We pause to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses. We also come together to celebrate the hopes and resilience of the nation, in the response against HIV and AIDS, and the progress we have made over the last 34 years in tackling this pandemic. Our theme is: “Eswatini Ending AIDS in Solidarity by 2022: A shared responsibility”. In siSwati we say “Sibumbene!! Ngimi nawe sincoba iAIDS nga 2022”. The emphasis being unity, solidarity and a shared responsibility. These values are crucial success factors, more especially since, in 2020 and beyond, we are faced with the COVID-19 crisis.
-- His Excellency the Right Honourable Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini.