Prince Harry narrated 2021 World AIDS Day video with Winnie Byanyiama, UNAIDS
To mark World AIDS Day 2021, our Co-Founding Patron, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex narrated a video with Winnie Byanyima, UNAIDS Executive Director calling on the world to join a movement to ensure pandemic-science for HIV and COVID-19 reaches everyone.
Prince Harry said; “It’s time to draw from the lessons we learned throughout the HIV/AIDS pandemic, where millions died unnecessarily due to deep inequities in access to treatment. Are we really comfortable repeating the failures of the past? Everything I’ve learnt, from the youth of Sentebale, tells me not. They see how repeating these mistakes is destructive and self-defeating, it is a betrayal of the next generation.”
On World AIDS Day Sentebale youth advocates took over Sentebale’s Instagram and Twitter accounts posting regularly throughout the day on issues affecting children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana. Topics included the impact of stigma when accessing HIV health services, the importance of youth living with HIV accessing treatment, and how Covid-19 has affected mental health in young people.
Robust Hun and Tshepang Mabooe, Sentebale Let Youth Lead advocates took part in our takeover