The Ministry of Health building is lit up in red to mark the date.
The Ministry of Health building is lit up red in celebration of World AIDS Day, which is celebrated annually on December 1.
This year, titled “Ending Inequality. Ending AIDS. Ending Epidemics,” draws attention to the urgent need to address the inequalities that reinforce the propensity to contract AIDS and other epidemics.
This initiative came from the National Program for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV Infection, of the Directorate General of Health, with the aim of raising awareness about realizing rights and eliminating inequality in access to quality health care.
Symbolically, by lighting their buildings in red, the Ministry of Health and the General Directorate of the Secretary-General, as well as their partners, indicate the commitment to strengthen all efforts to eliminate inequality, aiming to achieve the goals set by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, and to strive to alleviate From the impact of Covid-19 on the response to HIV infection, so that no one is left behind. The National Institute of Health, Dr. Ricardo Jorge, and SPMS – Joint Services of the Ministry of Health also joined this initiative.
Eight cities have accepted the DGS invitation and on two nights, from November 30 to December 1, and from December 1 to December 2, the following buildings will be illuminated in red:
- Amadora – Pacos de Concello Building and Fernando Petera Santos Municipal Library
- Cascais – Cascais Municipal Chamber Building
- Lisbon – I have an equestrian statue. Jose I (commercial arena)
- Loris – Town Hall Building
- Odivelas – Town Hall Building
- Oeiras – Town Hall Building
- Porto – Palacete Viscondes Balsemão and Porto Municipal Public Library Building
- Sintra – Moorish Castle
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