Our Events

Please join MSH and our partners during these featured events throughout the conference.

MSH Sponsored events

Satellite 1 – Beyond MDG 6: HIV and Chronic NCDs: Integrating Health Systems Toward Universal Health Coverage.
Sunday, July 22, 11:15-13:15, Session Room 2
While building on the momentum of the UN Summit in September 2011, this satellite recognizes that PLHIV both treated and untreated suffer from co-morbidities due to chronic NCDs. This satellite will examine the role of chronic NCDs and their link with HIV. More specifically, we will review lessons learned from the AIDS Decade of the 2000s and determine what lessons can be leveraged and applied beyond 2015 in the context of an emerging global burden of chronic NCDs. We will also discuss how we can use this current momentum to re-engineer the primary health care model so that it leads to sustainable, cost-efficient, comprehensive and integrated health systems that facilitate the achievement of universal health coverage for chronic NCDs in lower and middle income countries.
Moderator: John Donnelly
Panelists: Sir George Alleyne (PAHO); Till Baernighausen, (Assistant Professor of Global Health and Population at Harvard SPH); Donan Mmbando; Dr. Jemima Kamano (AMPATH); Dr. Doyin Oluwole (Executive Director of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative at the George Bush Institute)

Satellite 2 – Prevention of Vertical Transmission and Beyond: How to Identify, Enroll and Retain Children in Treatment Programmes in Resource-Limited Settings
Sunday, July 22, 15:45-17:45 in Mini Room 1
Going beyond the recognized challenges in eliminating HIV-infection in infants, children, and adolescents, this session will highlight practical options currently available to optimize prenatal/neonatal prophylaxis, postnatal case-finding, and ways to improve antiretroviral treatment access for children that subsequently become infect. Notably, a list of preferred ARV formulations for children–developed by the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) – will be presented.
Co-chairs: Nick Hellmann, EGPAF and IAS-ILF; Chewe Luo, UNICEF
Moderator: Scott Kellerman, MSH
Panelists: Erik Schouten, MSH; Angela Mushavi, Ministry of Health Zimbabwe; Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, UNICEF; Nandita Sugandhi, CHAI

Satellite 3 – HIV & Health Systems Strengthening in Fragile States: What We Don’t Know, Can Kill…What Approaches are Needed to Improve HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment?
Thursday, July 26, 18:30-20:30 in Session Room 5
HIV in fragile states is an emerging issue in global health. MSH and other organizations have extensive HSS experience with HIV in fragile states. So what are the approaches that should be used to address these needs? Key questions include: (1) Should HIV be a higher priority in fragile states such as Afghanistan, DRC, and South Sudan given the enormous health problems they face; (2) If HIV becomes a higher priority in these countries, what approaches and interventions are likely to be most effective in the midst of violence and insecurity; and (3) Given the importance of HIV in these countries and given its low priority, what are the most effective advocacy approaches that might be used to raise awareness about HIV and make it a higher priority?
Moderator: Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director – Physicians for Human Rights
Panelists: Dr. Jonathan Quick, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health; Dr. Steve Solter, MSH; Peter Mutanda, International Rescue Committee Kenya

Associated MSH Events at AIDS 2012

Voluntary Pooled Procurement of HIV/AIDS Commodities –
What Does it Take to Make VPP Achieve its Objectives and Maximize its Benefits?

Sunday, July 22 · 09:00 – 11:00, Mini Room 9
Organized by the Grant Management Solutions ProjectThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria established the voluntary pooled procurement (VPP) for core health products. VPP aims to increase the speed of delivery, and ensure the supply, reliability and quality of health products, secure attractive prices for them, and help strengthen local procurement and supply management capacity, states the Global Fund’s website. What hinders and what helps VPP succeed will be the topic of this
panel discussion.

Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms Providing Oversight and Leadership during the Transitional Funding Period – A Capacity Building Session
Sunday, July 22 · 11:15 – 13:15, Mini Room 1
Organized by the Grant Management Solutions Project and The Global Fund

This two hour session in English is designed for CCM members, Global Fund implementers, technical support agencies, civil society and development partner constituencies involved in CCM governance and oversight. The session will
focus on grant oversight for the current transitional funding period 2012-2014:
30 minutes will be devoted to presentation, 30 minutes to Q&A and 1 hour to
smaller group work using case studies to train on analyzing and solving problems
of oversight and prioritization. These sessions will address the core challenge
of the 2012-2014 period for GF beneficiary countries – how to successfully
steward their grants so as to maintain patient coverage and access to quality
services. A French session will be held at this time in Session Room 9.
supply and demand of hiv/aids commodities

Can the Global Market and National Supply Chains Support Continued
Rapid Scale Up of HIV/AIDS Treatment?

Thursday, July 26 · 18:30 – 20:30, Mini Room 2
Organized by The Partnership for Supply Chain Management and USAID Global Health Bureau Office of HIV/AIDS

The international community has agreed to a goal of universal access by 2015. If donors increase funding to provide treatment to 15 million, can a sufficient volume of ARVs and other commodities be manufactured and distributed in target countries? Will national supply chains be able to receive and distribute many times the current volumes? Participants will learn about the integrated nature of global supply chains to meet public health needs, and discuss obstacles in the global supply chain to meeting the goal of access to HIV/AIDS treatment.

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