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Finland increases its contribution to UNAIDS

14 May 2009

The Ambassador of Finland Mr Hannu Himanen
The Ambassador of Finland Mr Hannu Himanen (left) met with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Geneva, 14 May 2009. Credit: UNAIDS

As a sign of its long-term commitment to the AIDS response and partnership, the Government of Finland has committed to increase its contribution to UNAIDS by 25% in 2009. The news of this increase in contribution was personally delivered to UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé by the Ambassador of Finland Mr Hannu Himanen in a meeting held in Geneva.

The success story of Finland’s approach of integrating AIDS in community systems is a social revolution.

Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

Coming just days after the 2009 UNAIDS Nordic Consultations, this contribution underscores Finland’s commitment to sustain and enhance UNAIDS work during the current financial and economic crisis.

According to Ambassador Himanen, “It is important to link primary health care systems with AIDS. Finland would like to work with UNAIDS to make this possible.”

“The success story of Finland’s approach of integrating AIDS in community systems is a social revolution,” said Michel Sidibé. “UNAIDS is proud to count Finland as a true partner in the global AIDS response.”

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