Leaders from Africa and China have come together in a new partnership to make progress toward the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include strengthening the global response to HIV/AIDS, according to a Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) statement. The countries involved seek to end an era of working in isolation by sharing technologies, promoting innovation, strengthening health care systems and improving access to social welfare programs.

To read the UNAIDS statement, click here.