A Human Question: 15th International AIDS Conference in Bangkok 5
Director: T. Jayashree
Duration: 00:39:42; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 33.321; Saturation: 0.124; Lightness: 0.438; Volume: 0.153; Cuts per Minute: 17.577; Words per Minute: 41.323
Summary: Tracing the story of the global struggle to make HIV/AIDS drugs more affordable and available, A Human Question raises key questions of whether private ownership of knowledge can be at the cost of human life?
bbc report on the aids conference
hiv /aids in thailand
protest march by aids activists outside conference venue on the opening day
thai PM press conference
Cop with dog
Photographers taking pics of the dog
Paintings on the wall, tilt down to camera crew
Photo session of the ministerial meeting
Thai PM welcomes the conference members in the opening ceremony.
Thai PM speaks - To etend our warmest welcome to each of you to Thailand. And to the second Asia-pacific ministerial meeting on HIV Aids. I would like to welcome in particular the presence of the United Nations secretary general Mr Kofi Annan and to express my appreciation for the secretary general's active contribution and leadership in cracking the scurge of HIV aids worldwide. On our part, Thailand has for the part two decades given high priority to the fight against this deadly epidemic and has been proud of our weapon. That is why we feel so honored to be chosen to host this important meeting along with the various activities associated with the 15th international aids conference. As we meet for the second Asia pacific ministerial meeting today in Thailand we are also thankful to the Government of Australia for making a good beginning in Oct 2001. Following the extensive discussions at the Melbourne meeting there has been much protest in regional population but sadly the pandemic also continues to make advance. So today as ministers responsible for policies related to aids or for foreign affairs your task must be truly ----------to revisit the commitments and to renew our -------. I hope and the hope of everyone in this room is to ---------- relentless spread of this disease. Only by sharing new experiences and by responding to the call for strong and united leadership can this high hope be realized. Access for all is the theme of this year's international aids conference. But this theme can be effective only when there is political growth and competence. This second Asia pacific ministerial meeting provides us the opportunity to make a collective and politically accountable commitment for our efforts to fight against HIV Aids. Its not only the scientists, researchers, health workers and donors who are responsible for insuring the reversal of this disease, which presently affects 14 million people worldwide. Political leaders must also contribute and ensure overall direction and leadership as HIV aids is a cross-cutting issue and essence of accountability to our country men, especially to those who are affected by and living with HIV aids. We, as governments and ministers must lead by example and insure full co-ordination of our work.
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political growth and competence
Focus of the camera shifts from the PM...panning of camera from left to right along the stage...
PM continues talking - For attending the 15th international aids conference as-------- it has been past my conviction which I'm sure is shared by many of u here that all those political arena must go the extra mile and reach out to their various sectors of society to join efforts. We must reach out and keep engaged not only --------- in the field of medicine but also in the business, media and even in the entertainment circles so as to get the message across of need to commit action to fight against HIV Aids
Mr Secretary General, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen let no one forget the over burden and impact of the continuos spread of HIV Aids on our economic and social fabric. How it over stretches national health care systems. How it divides families that have need to access to ARV medicines. How it makes the marginalised even more destitute as they are trying to pay for treatment. How it creates a vacuum within the younger generation leaving a deplete work force to assume responsibility for the future and how over 13 million children around the world have been orphaned by AIDS, with the possibility of reaching 20 millions in 2015. Because of all your presence here today, you should not need me in my, yet unless and until the UN certifies that this deadly disease is no longer a threat to all mankind. This picture must keep reminding us of the responsibility we hold on behalf of all mankind. Certainly much has been done but much more remains to be accomplished. Many of us even so far have commonly proved that it is possible to reverse the rapid spread of the epidemic atleast on the national level. Brazil, Uganda, Thailand from three continents apart have shown the world what can be done and what can be achieved. On our part, Thailand success story contributes many to placing the issue high on the national agenda, promoting 100% condom use, enduring access to life saving medicines and involving civil societies in our effort. But what we need is more than a case of national success we need a regional and global success. And with all your presence here today we need to set out how the Asia pacific can contribute towards these global efforts. Your discussion today should therefore focus on concrete steps and commitments, at the conclusion of which a strong political statement should be issued. We must send a clear msg to the world from the ministers of Asia pacific of out here mission for the future in combating the HIV Aids pandemic. The regional success of our ultimate objective, we must send a message to mankind that our political commitment offers one- fourth for global success. And above all, our message must be sent in a statement that will not end up on the shelf or disappear on the official-----offer. Mr Secretary General, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it is my hope and I believe the hope of many others here today, that this Asia Pacific ministerial meet could continue to be held on a regular basis. Regular meetings -------our countries onwards in our collaboration against HIV Aids and to promote accountability amongst the political leaders of the Asia pacific meet. It is my hope and also yours, I believe that strong leadership is a pre-requisite to a successful combat against HIV Aids both regionally and globally. As for the management expert------------ has quoted leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Let us today provide that leadership. Let us translate our shared vision into tangible reality for mankind, let all of us do it today. Thank you.
100% condom use
collaboration against hiv/aids
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Kofi annan invited to speak
Kofi Annan speech during the opening ceremony.
Kofi Annan speaks - The prime minister, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to meet with you at this critical juncture in the fight against HIV Aids in the Asia pacific region. I know that many of you are showing impressive leadership in that fight. That is the kind of commitment that is needed from all the leaders of the region. We know that AIDS far from a health crisis, it is a threat to social, economic development as a whole. ---------------- , ministers of finance, education and development ---------- must be actively involved in implementing your national AIDS program and bringing financial and human resource to the efforts that we are all engaged in.
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Camera focuses on man with a mike held in front of the loud speaker.
By the same ----, the response to this complex challenge must engage every part of society, government, business, civil society and people living with HIV Aids.here in asia HIV AIDS ---------I know that you would hear more about that from------------- later in the day. But let us be clear in recent decade more people have escaped from poverty in Asia and the pacific, than in any other part of the world. And more than in any previous time you have done more than any other region to make globalization work to your advantage. But these days these gains as impressive as they have been,and as --------- may slip away from you. You must cherish and carefully nurture, above all you must not let them be reversed by HIV AIDS. More than 8 million people in your region are now living with HIV AIDS and the number is rising fast. Some areas have been battling the epidemic for well over a decade, but it has now reached almost every corner of the region. Left unchecked, AIDS will not only devastate millions of lives, it will also impose huge ------ on the regions health systems and soak up resources that are badly needed for the social and economic development. So the fight against HIV AIDS requires constant vigilance and renewal. We know from experience elsewhere that the spread can be turned back when, but only when, there is a co-ordinated response from all sectors of society, every branch of government. it requires leadership at all levels, at every level. As representatives of your region's governments all of you can help make that happen. It is a vital responsibility which requires all your energy and imagination. And it requires finding ways to reach out to all groups and device approaches for prevention and treatment that are suited to the -------, whether they are young people, sex workers, injecting drug users or men having sex with men. And it means stamping our stigma and discrimination in communities and in the work place, ugly phenomena that creates fear and exclusion and on the mind no prevention or treatment efforts. Today you will be discussing essential components of the fight against HIV aids. Political commitment, community involvement, policy and resources - they are the four corners and the core foundation for a successful and sustained response. I know you are going to have long discussions and share experiences, so I decided to be brief this morning but let me wish you very successful ------ today and I look forward to hearing about the outcome of your discussions and thank you very much for your commitment and for being here. Thank you.
Kofi Annan exits.
TV screen - BBC news
Outdoor shot-people in orange t-shirts.
Blue balloon - people with posters, standing on the road, protesting for clean needles
Protest march begins
Slogans on loud speakers
Person wearing black T-shirt making a speech in the march from a car top.
People holding long banners
Slogans - Treatment now, no more lies
Slogans - George bush, shame on u
Thai drug user network
Slogans - we want global fund
Poster on the pillar- free aids drug