Cross-posted on MSH’s Global Health Impact blog.
Over 40 Management Sciences for Health (MSH) staff from around the world will join the twenty thousand health workers, activists, researchers, donors, and policy makers at the XIX International AIDS Conference, “Turning the Tide Together”. Visit us at the following events, poster and oral presentations, Booth #162, or online.
Catch live blog updates, July 22-27, and follow us on Twitter with #AIDS2012, #PMTCT, and #OptionBplus. (Kaiser Family Foundation is providing live conference webcasts.)
Join MSH and partners at these 2012 International AIDS Conference featured events:
Beyond MDG 6: HIV and Chronic NCDs:
Integrating Health Systems Toward Universal Health Coverage
Sunday, July 22, 11:15 – 13:15, Session Room 2
- Moderated by John Donnelly, global health journalist
- Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, Management Sciences for Health
- Sir George Alleyne, Pan American Health Organization
- Till Baernighausen, Harvard School of Public Health
- Dr. Jemima Kamano, AMPATH
- Dr. Doyin Oluwole, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative at The George Bush Institute
- Dr. Ayoub Magimba, Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
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, Mini Room 1
- Co-chaired by Nick Hellmann, EGPAF and IAS-ILF, and Chewe Luo, UNICEF
- Erik Schouten, Management Sciences for Health
- Angela Mushavi, Ministry of Health Zimbabwe
- Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, UNICEF
- Nandita Sugandhi, CHAI
- Scott Kellerman, Management Sciences for Health
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, Session Room 5
- Moderated by Susannah Sirkin, Physicians for Human Rights
- Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, Management Sciences for Health
- Amin Islam, International Rescue Committee
- Peter Mutanda, International Rescue Committee – Kenya
- Steve Solter, Management Sciences for Health
Special Satellite Event
Care and Treatment for People with Chronic Conditions:
What can we learn from the HIV Experience? A Health Systems Perspective
Sunday, July 22, 11:15-13:15, Session Room 8
Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MSH President & CEO, will deliver closing remarks.
- Sponsored by World Health Organization, UNAIDS and the Global Health Workforce Alliance
- Co-chaired by Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez and Dr. Masato Mugitani, this special event features: Dr. Margaret Chan, Mr. Michel Sidibé, Paul de Lay, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa de Silva, Jr., Dr. Milly Katana, Dr. José M. Zuniga, and Dr. Hiroki Nakatani. Moderated by Dr. Richard Horton (Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet).
MSH Affiliated Events
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 Project
- The 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.
Visit us at Booth #162
More information on:
- Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Option B+ (Sunday & Wednesday)
- Health Systems Strengthening (Monday & Thursday)
- Pharmaceutical Management (Tuesday)
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See you in DC or online, “turning the tide together”!