Africa AIDS conference opens in Rwanda



The biggest AIDS conference in Africa opens today in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Officials from the United Nations and the healthcare sector are expected to attend the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA).

Health practitioners and other stakeholders are meeting to discuss the goal of an AIDS-free Africa.

But campaigners say the global response to the epidemic is failing, and hundreds of thousands of children are at risk.