Malta joins Prince Harry to highlight fight against HIV

Malta has backed Prince Harry to help launch a new global organisation aimed at targeting HIV infections in men.

The MenStar Coalition will build on the work first started by Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

Malta’s minister for equality Helena Dalli told the launch event at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam that ‘change does not happen by accident but rather by design’.

She also highlighted the Maltese government’s programme which includes various measures to improve the HIV prevention and treatment regime.

The Duke of Sussex told the audience: ‘We have to put power into the hands of the younger generation.

‘Because that’s where the solutions are going to come from, that’s where the passion and engagement is coming from as well.

‘And now we are facing another generation of complacency where a lot of people think ‘Well, you know it’s solved, it’s done’.

‘It’s not – this is where it has to start, this is where you guys are going to take over and solve it.’

Prince Harry has been fighting AIDS for years, following in the footsteps of Princess Diana.

In 2016, he famously took an HIV test in Barbados with Rihanna to raise awareness and fight stigmas about the procedure.

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