15th International AIDS conference: New grassroots organisation is set up to tackle AIDSBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7458.132-c (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:132
- Robert Walgate
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
A new non-governmental organisation comprising people from communities affected by HIV and AIDS is being set up, challenging the top heavy structure of existing United Nations organisations such as UNAIDS, the joint programme on HIV and AIDS.
France's official “AIDS ambassador,” Mireille Guigaz, backs the concept, which is the idea of Jean-Louis Lamboray, who announced his resignation from UNAIDS last week (10 July, p 67). “The global organisation of the fight against HIV/AIDS has to …