07/10/2013

For Peace as a Tool against AIDS

Argentina- La Nación Newspaper- October 7th, 2013


The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW Global) and the More Peace Less AIDS Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Gala on Monday, October 7th 2013.

Argentine Nutrition Leader, Dr. Alberto Cormillot receives a price for his constant actions to use peace as a tool against AIDS.  

The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW Global) and the More Peace Less AIDS Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Gala on Monday, October 7th at the Sofitel Arroyo hotel with a large number of political leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, artists and notable personalities in attendance.

The annual recognition of “Amigos para siempre” was delivered to four individuals who have taken constant actions to use peace as a tool against AIDS: Buenos Aires City Legislator, Maria Elena Naddeo, Legislator Gabriela Michetti, Dr. Alberto Cormillot and business leader Fernando Colanero.
All received the “Dr. Laura Astarloa” statuette.

Individuals who had previously received the award included the president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias (Nobel Peace Prize), Vice-President of the Dominican Republic, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández and the First Lady of Honduras, Xiomara Castro amongst many more.

All enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere while reporting on the global actions of the More Peace Less AIDS Foundation and by also commenting on the current health situation of the President Cristina Fernandez.

Patricia Pérez, Candidate for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize and President of the More Peace Less AIDS Foundation addressed the audience: “We are here today to thank you for your constant support and to insist so as to successfully prevent the transmission of AIDS, we need to incorporate peace into all human interactions so as to stop family violence, bullying in schools and career discrimination. We need to let the world know that priorities must put into consideration and that money should stop being invested in war and that it should be directed towards other purposes. We need to remember that with only 1% of the global military expenditure, we can stop HIV/AIDS”.