Marc Koska, OBE, is a leader in the fight against AIDS. With his non-reusable syringe, he has so far saved between 8-10 million lives, and continues to battle the disease as the UK unites on World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and creates an opportunity for people worldwide to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
Marc Koska was named by The Economist as the 2011 winner of its award for social & economic innovation – marking his extraordinary contribution to global health care. He is a charismatic and inspirational keynote speaker who conveys a message of perseverance over adversity and a true dedication to eradicating one of the world’s biggest killers.
Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the country to raise awareness of the disease. It was the first ever global health day.
It is more than two decades since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic; during that time, over sixty million people have become infected with HIV, including more than twenty million who have already died.