Statements and Webcast
H. E. Mr. Naman Keïta, Minister of Health
8 June 2011
- Statement: French (Check against delivery)
NAMAN KEÏTA, Minister of Health of Guinea, said that the HIV/AIDS epidemic was at a low level in his country, but still impacted development, as populations such as men in uniform, fishermen and miners were affected. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Guinea had committed to defeating it and had obtained results with the help of technical and financial partners. However, the results had not met the country’s needs. There was a dearth of local financing. The dependence on outside financing threatened the maintenance of the country’s achievements in terms of tackling AIDS. Priorities for the new Government included creating a line of credit in the national budget and local resource mobilization mechanisms, while calling for technical and financial partners for Guinea and other African countries. The Government was also launching an appeal to its peers to find local financing solutions for the nation and continent.