UNAIDS Executive Director Michael Sidibe said Kenya has been singled out as a success story in the war against the scourge because of the First Lady’s efforts.
Mr. Sidibe was speaking today when he paid a courtesy call on the First Lady at State House, Nairobi.
The UNAIDS Executive Director also applauded the First Lady’s Beyond Zero campaign, saying the initiative has contributed to a significant drop in mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
“We are very impressed by the Beyond Zero campaign. It is unique and effective in addressing the country’s healthcare needs,” said Mr Sidibe.
He appealed to the First Lady to extend her campaign to the global arena, saying: “We need you in high level meetings.”
The First Lady assured that she will not waver in her commitment to improve the health of Kenyans.
She thanked the UNAIDS Executive Director and his team for their role in the reduction of mother to child HIV/AIDS transmission.
Also present were UNAIDS Country Director Jacobi Jantine and other senior UNAIDS officers from Geneva and South Africa.
Earlier, the First Lady joined the visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the launch of the Korean Aid Agency at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
The new agency is aimed at dealing with international development assistance.
The Korean agency is expected to initiate a project featuring mobile clinic services that will offer medical services to 13 rural villages in Kitengela, Kajiado County.
The South Korean leader and the First Lady also attended the Korean Cultural Exchange Performance at the same venue.
Speaking after the entertainment, President Park said Kenya was tourist destination of choice for the people of South Korea.
“The people of Kenya and South Korea are deeply affectionate about nature, culture and sports,” said President Park.
Also present were Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed and her health counterpart Cleophas Mailu.