In her new role, Ms Oraa will work towards promoting an integral approach to HIV based on human rights, as part of the health agenda for women and youth, and will raise public awareness and understanding of gender inequality.
During the coming year, Ms Oraa will visit several countries in the region, where she will have the opportunity to hear about best practices and lessons learned from the HIV response, especially with regard to women and girls.
Alejandra Oraa, born in Vargas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is anchor of Café CNN, a morning news programme on CNN in Spanish broadcast from Atlanta, United States of America, and Destinos CNN, a weekly TV programme on the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
“I have always believed in the power of changing our reality. And this need for change motivates me to use my vocation as a journalist to advocate for a just and equal world.”
“With her charisma and dedication, Alejandra will help to strengthen the HIV response in Latin America and the Caribbean with the aim of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.”