Cabinet has approved the official appointment of the Deputy Prime Minister as a member of the South Pacific AIDS Commission by the UNAIDS. As decided by the UNAIDS in Geneva, members of the Commission shall be appointed from different areas around the world, to promote and generate public debates on effective approaches to minimize AIDS.
The appointment of the Deputy Prime Minister as a Commission member came after the death of the Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Langi Kavaliku to carry on his focus on improving and protecting the lives of the Pacific people from AIDS. The Deputy Prime Minister has made speeches in public, in promoting awareness for this disease. He was the Deputy President of the WHO and has also assumed the seat of President for a short while. Appointing the Deputy Prime Minister by the UNAIDS as a member is a great opportunity for the country as a whole.