Join us at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia! From July 20-25, MSH and our partners will participate in plenaries, satellite sessions, poster presentations, and exhibition hall events. At this year’s conference, MSH is coordinating and participating in three satellite events.
MONDAY, JULY 21 | 18:30-20:30 in Plenary Room 3
Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by MSH, The American Cancer Society, and Medtronic, this session will examine what we know about addressing HIV-comorbidities in both AIDS and Non-AIDS related events; the role of health systems in integrating NCD care into HIV care models; determine which lessons could be leveraged and applied beyond 2015 in the context of an emerging global burden of chronic NCDs; and to discuss how primary health care models can be adapted in this context while ensuring sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency in lower and middle-income countries.
TUESDAY, JULY 22 | 07:00-08:30 in Room 104
Breakfast will be served The HIV/AIDS response transformed the world’s understanding of what’s possible in health and what’s necessary to achieve change. Today, prominent stakeholders in global health, including many low- and middle-income countries, are adopting universal health coverage (UHC) as a new health sector priority. For UHC to succeed as a transformative global health movement, the UHC movement must employ lessons from the HIV/AIDS response in improving access, safeguarding rights, and benefiting vulnerable and marginalized populations. Please join Management Sciences for Health and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance for an interactive panel discussion on what the UHC movement can learn from the HIV/AIDS response. Features keynote from the Hon. Michael Kirby and distinguished speakers from MSH, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, World Bank and more!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 | 18:30-20:30 in Plenary Room 111-112
Co-moderated by Gordon Comstock, Sr. Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management Systems Projec The global community is well on its way to reaching the agreed target of 15 million people on treatment by 2015. At the same time, many are challenging the traditional roles of central medical stores and ministries of health in procuring, storing, and distributing public health commodities. Organized by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, of which MSH is a part, this satellite will explore the increasing role that local, regional, and international companies are playing in the delivery of medicines, test kits, laboratory supplies, and other health commodities and helping meet the global target of 15 million on treatment by 2015.
THURSDAY, JULY 24 | 18:30-20:30 in Room 101
Keynote speech: “How HIV Successes Have Improved South Africa’s Health Care” – Dr. Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General, National Department of Health, South Africa
Join MSH’s Bada Pharasi, South Africa Country Representative, and many others for a networking and drinks reception to launch Strengthening Health Systems.