A package to end the global AIDS epidemic in cites by 2030 has been signed in London by world health leaders, including Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, county commissioner Robb Pitts from Atlanta, UNAIDS’s Tim Martineau and Jose Zuniga, president of the International Association of Providers of Aids Care. London representatives also signed, along with Anne Aslett, chief executive of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has pledged that there will be no new HIV cases in Britain after 2030, becoming the first country in the world to do so.  The Government is committed to reaching this target, and will pledge new funding to reduce the risk of people contracting or passing on the virus.

For more information about the conference, see the Independent’s website, where you can also read Matt Hancock’s pledge.