Speeches from the 2005 Inauguration Summit

Broadcast media have a critical role to play in HIV/AIDS education awareness and prevention.

Top African broadcast leaders from more than twenty countries today launched an Africa-wide action plan to step up the media fight against HIV/AIDS.

"We are gathered here at the behest of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who in January 2003 launched a global initiative to encourage media corporations to increase their contribution to the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic".

Keynote address by Mrs Jeaneette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda and Chairperson of the organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS, at the African Broadcast Media Leaders' Summit on HIV/Aids.

"It is my pleasure to officially welcome you to South Africa. The fact that the public broadcasters from more than 20 African countries are represented by their top executives here is testimony to your commitment to tackling the intractable scourge of HIV/AIDS. "