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“We must not rest”

Candles form a red ribbon as a symbol of the fight against AIDS © Florian Schuh

On World AIDS Day, organizations call for better services to combat immunodeficiency disease. Development Minister Gerd Muller is also providing 40 million euros next year for the global fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Opportunity or talk?

Warnings, opinions and demands at the World AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada: African churches call for more international recognition of their contribution to care for HIV-infected people. Children's agency UNICEF warns that there will be more and more AIDS orphans in Africa in the coming years.

Warnings, opinions and demands at the World AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada: African churches call for more international recognition of their contribution to care for HIV-infected people. The children's agency UNICEF warns that there will be more and more AIDS orphans in Africa in the coming years. The International AIDS Society has called for the current opportunity in the fight against AIDS to be seized; in contrast, the director of the United Nations AIDS program UNAIDS stressed that "at present there is no end to AIDS" anywhere in sight.

UNICEF presents AIDS orphans report The number of AIDS orphans in Africa will continue to rise in the coming years. Twelve million African children have already lost one or both parents to the immunodeficiency disease, UNICEF said at the World AIDS Conference in Toronto. By 2010, the United Nations Children's Fund expects 15.7 million AIDS orphans on the continent. German Agro Action pointed out that the loss of entire generations of parents and teachers also has consequences for education.Listen here in the this site interview Helga Ku , Spokeswoman of UNICEF-Germany .UNICEF, together with UNAIDS and the U.S. President's AIDS Initiative, presented the report "Africa's Orphaned Generations" in Toronto. According to the report, in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya alone, more than 4.3 million boys and girls have been orphaned by AIDS.UNICEF welcomed the announcement by Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (SPD) that the German government intends to provide more money to fight AIDS starting in 2008. The Children's Fund called for these additional funds to be used specifically for affected children. Girls in particular cannot go to school because they have to care for their parents until they die. After the death of their parents, they could not return to school, which they had to work to ensure their survival.