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Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya attends the High-level roundtable of UNAIDS (The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) in Davos, Switzerland

On January 21, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Shipping Independent Charge (I/C) and Union Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya participated in the High- level roundtable of the joint United Nations Programme on HIV//AIDS (UNAIDS) on his four-day official visit to attend the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) held at  Davos, Switzerland. The theme of the programme was “Access for all Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnership for Health”.
Mansukh Mandaviya participates in the Round-table of UNAIDSKey Points:

i.Topics discussed:
Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) is health insurance scheme launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 18, 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It covers the health insurance cover of Rs.5 lakhs per family which has covered over 50 crore beneficiaries in the country.
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is a scheme is launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals which aims to provide medicines at affordable prices. Under this the PMBJP stores have been opened across the country to provide quality medicines to all the people in the country.

ii.UNAIDS:
The joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) is formed on July 26,1994, which aims to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

iii.Shri Mansukh Mandaviya addressed on ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ in 2015 at UN.

About:
HIV- Human Immunodeficiency Virus
AIDS- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
World AIDS day- December 1st
World AIDSday theme 2019- Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community