World Aids Day: Right to Health

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Quiz Night intellectual game took place in Bishkek on November 29, 2017 under the World AIDS Day campaign focused on the right to health.

The game was organized and conducted by the Country Office of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in cooperation with the Institute of Media Policy.

As you know, World AIDS Day was focused on the right to health in 2017. The right to health is the right of every person to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health as enshrined in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It is the right of every person, including people living with or affected by HIV, for prevention and treatment, the right to make decisions about one's health and the right to be treated with respect and dignity without discrimination.

Elimination of AIDS as the public health threat can occur only if rights are placed at the center of the global health, so that all people have access to quality healthcare services without any exception.

18 teams came together to participate in the intellectual battle for the title of having highest encyclopedic knowledge in the right to health field. The teams of journalists, media experts, civil activists and representatives of state and non-profit organizations responded to 20 different questions over the course of this game.

The evening was best remembered for sparkling jokes, intellectual atmosphere and difficult questions. "No comment" team, which gained 18 points became a winner and received all prize money in amount of 36,000 KGS. The teams that took the second and third places received memorable prizes.

According Meerim Sarybaeva, Director of UNAIDS Country Office in the Kyrgyz Republic, such events involving journalists and media experts help to build friendly environment enabling to fight stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

For more information, please contact Meerim Sarybaeva, e-mail: sarybaevam@unaids.org