HEADS of Churches in the country will meet next year to report back on actions taken regarding their HIV Statement of Commitment at leadership level.
This is according to the chairman of Papua New Guinea Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV and AIDS Archbishop Sir John Ribat.
According to Sir John, the heads of churches who are board members of Papua New Guinea Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV and AIDS, have approved the hosting of the first HIV summit in 2017 for Christian church leaders in PNG.
Sir John said the hosting of the summit for PNG Christian leaders was one of the recommendations presented to the board members in one of their meetings held last month.
He said the board members unanimously agreed and approved the hosting of the HIV Summit 2017 for church leaders in PNG with the understanding that respective church leaders have a responsibility to report back as signatories to both the national and global HIV Statement of Commitment which they have signed on May 5, 2010.
The summit will:
- Create an opportunity for heads of churches in PNG to meet and report back on actions taken regarding their HIV Statement of Commitment at leadership level;
- Inform and empower heads of churches in PNG on the current status, achievements and the response gaps of HIV and AIDS at the country, regional and global level; and,
- Enable heads of churches to share, discuss, and make vital recommendations in terms of how the Christian churches will collectively address the current HIV gaps.