Author: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS
My first virtual mission: Meeting the Philippines at a crossroads in tackling the AIDS and COVID pandemics
The Philippines is an inspiring, tenacious, resilient country and a proud nation. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to embark on a two-day virtual mission to the Philippines this month, meeting with representatives from the government, civil society and to meet people living with HIV. Despite the physical distance, I felt close to the Filipino community as they opened their hearts and shared their stories of courage and resilience.