Washington, DC – One year ago, U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton called for an AIDS-free generation. Clinton’s vision of working towards an AIDS-free generation where virtually no children are born with the virus, and where all teenagers and adults have access to treatment that prevents them from developing the virus and spreading it to others garnered a ground swell of support.
Among them was U.S. based South African Arts International, Ltd. (SAAI) who launched the score a goal for an AIDS-free generation, which would culminate at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) supplied 2010 Official World Cup Match Balls and U.S. based KWIKGOALS supplied portable goals.
SAAI would encourage the public to symbolically kick the soccer balls into a goal for an AIDS-free generation.
PEPFAR is the largest international health initiative in history to fight a single disease. This effort has helped bring life-saving treatment to more than 2.1 million people and care for more than 10 million people – including more than four million orphans and vulnerable children – around the world. PEPFAR’s success is rooted in U.S. support for local programs that use the power of partnerships among governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations, faith-based groups, and the private sector.
Photo Handout: H.E. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the Republic of Botswana Ambassador to the United States of America scores a goal for an AIDS-free generation inside her Washington, DC office.