Sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts the final touches to a sand sculpture on the eve of World Aids Day on Golden Sea Beach in Puri, India, on November 29, 2013. Photo: AFP Sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts the final touches to a sand sculpture on the eve of World Aids Day on Golden Sea Beach in Puri, India, on November 29, 2013. Photo: AFP
Sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts the final touches to a sand sculpture on the eve of World Aids Day on Golden Sea Beach in Puri, India, on November 29, 2013. Photo: AFP
Shannon Hader
Opinion

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Shannon Hader

Global HIV response holds lessons for fight against coronavirus

  • International solidarity, addressing inequality and looking beyond health concerns are key to preventing future health emergencies
  • As with HIV, Covid-19 is showing that pandemics and their impacts are about more than just health

Sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts the final touches to a sand sculpture on the eve of World Aids Day on Golden Sea Beach in Puri, India, on November 29, 2013. Photo: AFP Sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts the final touches to a sand sculpture on the eve of World Aids Day on Golden Sea Beach in Puri, India, on November 29, 2013. Photo: AFP
Sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts the final touches to a sand sculpture on the eve of World Aids Day on Golden Sea Beach in Puri, India, on November 29, 2013. Photo: AFP
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Shannon Hader

Shannon Hader

Shannon Hader is deputy executive director of UNAids. She leads UNAids’ efforts in promoting an expanded and integrated United Nations system response to HIV at the country, regional and global levels. Dr Hader holds a degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees from Columbia University. She is board certified in internal medicine, paediatrics and infectious diseases.