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UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Lebo M visits UNAIDS headquarters

01 November 2010

Lebo M with UNAIDS Executive Director Mr Michel Sidibe. Geneva. 28 October, 2010. Credit: UNAIDS

UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador South African Lebo M, visited the UNAIDS Secretariat headquarters in Geneva last week to participate in a consultation on how to leverage sports and culture for AIDS advocacy. He shared advice from his perspective as a successful producer of global shows including The Lion King and the FIFA 2010 World Cup opening ceremony.

During his stay he also participated in a series of technical briefings on UNAIDS strategy on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV which is an issue that is close to his heart and that he invests time in advocating for. Lebo also had an opportunity to hear about stigma and discrimination and travel restrictions for people living with HIV and was updated on progress towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care and support services.

Lebo met with UNAIDS Executive Director Mr Michel Sidibe and UNAIDS Deputy Executive Directors Dr Paul De Lay and Ms Jan Beagle who expressed their support and encouragement in his advocacy role in the AIDS response as Goodwill Ambassador.