From 22 to 27 July, MIET AFRICA participated in an exciting opportunity to share lessons learned and success stories with partners from around the world: the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington DC, themed “Turning the Tide Together”.
Two representatives from MIET AFRICA were among the 17 000 delegates from 183 countries at the conference. They heard key international leaders in the worlds of policy, science, philanthropy and entertainment discussing progress to date in the fight against HIV and AIDS, as well as work that still needs to be done.
MIET AFRICA also shared an exhibition stand with other South African NGOs that work with children, namely: the Regional Inter Agency Task Team on Children and AIDS- Eastern and Southern Africa (RIATT-ESA); the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund; the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI); and Voluntary Service Overseas- Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa (VSO RAISA).
Along with the other benefits of attending the conference, the exhibition stand introduced MIET AFRICA’s work to a new audience, providing potential for collaboration and networking.