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UNAIDS Appoints AIDS Philanthropist as Special Envoy
UNAIDS on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mero Kececioglu-Kylicas -- president of Greek Action for Africa and Greek consul of Cote d'Ivoire -- as special envoy of UNAIDS, according to a UNAIDS release. Kececioglu-Kylicas has been "instrumental" in mobilizing resources for various GAA initiatives and has raised money for community projects in Africa. She also has worked to empower women and support children who are affected by HIV/AIDS, according to the release. UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said, "Mrs. Kececioglu-Kylicas is an outstanding advocate for HIV and AIDS issues," adding, "As special envoy of UNAIDS, she will play a major role in raising public opinion in Europe about the scale and magnitude of the epidemic" (UNAIDS release, 12/7).
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