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Ratu Epeli recognised for global commitment

By TORIKA CHANDRA
Monday, July 21, 2014

Update: 12:14PM RATU Epeli Nailatikau was yesterday recognised by the world AIDS community for his tireless efforts in his fights towards eliminating HIV/AIDS through his various methods which have been praised by the international community.

He was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his efforts not only as the President of the Fiji but also in his capacity as the United Nation's AIDS Ambassador to Fiji and ​formerly to ​the Pacific.

This award was presented today in Melbourne, Australia ahead of the 20th World AIDS conference which begins today.

Ratu Epeli has become only the third recipient of the award this year with Indonesian Minister for Health Her Excellency Nafsia Mboi and the Melbourne City Mayor.