Mayor Bautista honored by United Nations for AIDS initiatives

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has been recognized by the United Nations AIDS body as a national HIV champion, the only one so recognized in the Philippines “for exhibiting an exemplary leadership for spearheading innovative fast-track interventions such as the establishment of sundown clinics, institutionalization of the service delivery network and case management, and increasing investments for HIV and AIDs” treatment and awareness communication.

As the country director of UNAIDs in the Philippines Dr. Louie Ocampo pointed out, the Quezon City Government has been a strong and dedicated partner of the United Nations in addressing the HIV situation in the country. Our city was the first city to sign the Paris Declaration and thus became the first city to implement fast-track initiatives.

Under Mayor Bautista’s Administration, there has been a consistent advocacy for people to know more about HIV AIDs and to not be afraid to be tested and seek treatment. This has led to the establishment of sundown clinics in the city, a key part of this outstanding governance program that received the Galing Pook Award in 2014.

Earlier, the Mayor was also honored by the United Nations for it socialized housing program during the UN Global Forum on Human Settlements and selected by UN Women as the first Philippine city partner for its Safe Cities program.

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