Saturday, October 8, 2011


HISTORY OF WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1, World AIDS Day was first initiated in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officer for the Global AIDS Program in the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter convey their ideas to Dr. Jonathan Mann, director of the Global AIDS Program (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, agreed, and agreed with the recommendation that the first anniversary of World AIDS Day will be held on December 1, 1988.

HISTORY OF WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1, Bunn suggested date of December 1 to ensure coverage by the western news media, something he believes is crucial to the success of World AIDS Day. He felt that because 1988 was an election year in the United States, publishing media coverage will be exhausted by their post-election and eager to find new stories for their cover. Bunn and Netter feel that the December 1 following the election long enough and close enough to the Christmas holidays so that, in essence, that date is the date of death in the news calendar and thus the right time for World AIDS Day.

Bunn, who previously worked as a reporter who covered the epidemic to the PIX-TV in San Francisco, together with producers, Nansy Saslow, well conceived and initiated "AIDS Lifeline" ("Life Tali AIDS") - a public awareness campaign and education health that was syndicated to television stations in the U.S.. "AIDS Lifeline" acquire Peabody Award, a local Emmy, and the first National Emmy ever awarded to a local station in the U.S..

On June 18, 1986, a project "AIDS Lifeline" was awarded the "Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives", which was presented by President Ronald Reagan. Bunn was then asked by Dr. Mann, on behalf of the U.S. government, to take leave of two years of reporting tasks to join Dr. Mann (a epidemolog for the Center for Disease Control) and help to create the Global AIDS Program. Bunn received it and was appointed the first Public Information Officer for the Global AIDS Pgoram. Together with Netter, he was creating, designing, and implementing the first Sednia AIDS Day commemoration - is now awareness and disease prevention initiative that lasted the longest of its kind in the history of public health.)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) began work in 1996, and took over the planning and promotion of World AIDS Day. Instead of focusing on a single day, creating UNAIDS World AIDS Campaign in 1997 for communication, prevention and education throughout the year.

In the first two years, the theme of World AIDS Day focuses on children and young people. These themes dikiritk sharp moment because it ignores the fact that people of any age can become infected with HIV and AIDS. But this theme draw attention to the epidemic of HIV / AIDS, to help lift the stigma surrounding the disease, and help to increase recognition of the problem as a family disease.

In 2004, World AIDS Campaign became an independent organization.

Since its establishment until 2004, UNAIDS leads the World AIDS Day campaign, choosing annual themes in consultation with organizations of other global health.

Since 2008, World AIDS Day theme selected by the Steering Committee of the Global Campaign for World AIDS Day after extensive consultation with many parties, organizations and government agencies involved in prevention and treatment of victims of HIV / AIDS. For each World AIDS Day from 2005 to 2010, the theme is "Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise", with an annual sub-themes. [3] The theme of this umbrella is designed to encourage political leaders to hold their commitment to produce the world's access to prevention, care, maintenance, and support for the victims of disease and HIV / AIDS by 2010.


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