Video: Step Up the Pace for Women: Bob Chapman

Bob Chapman of the American Cancer Society talks about why we must step up the pace for women living with HIV and chronic diseases. (Watch video.)

Join us Monday, July 21, 18:30-20:30, in plenary room 3.


Women, HIV & AIDS, and NCDs: A Call to Action for Low- and Middle-Income Countries. (Not in Melbourne? Join the conversation online with hashtag #womenHIVNCDs.)



Monday: Booth and Poster Presentations on PMTCT, Option B+, OVC; Satellite on Women, HIV, and NCDs

Poster Exhibition: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)

{Photo credit: Jessica Charles/MSH, Nigeria.}

CUBS Nigeria. {Photo credit: Jessica Charles/MSH, Nigeria.}

From 12:30 to 14:30 on Monday, July 21, meet MSH colleagues working with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Nigeria and Lesoto.

At MOPE367, meet Megh Jagriti, senior technical advisor, Building Local Capacity (BLC) for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa. His poster is called: “Evidence based OVC programming – optimizing resources and ensuring impact in Lesotho.”

At MOPE413, hear more about, “Using organizational capacity building to ensure the sustainability of community-based interventions for orphans and vulnerable children: lessons from the CUBS project in Nigeria.” (This poster by Obialunamma (“Oby”) Onoh will be presented today by an MSH colleague.)

Booth 312

Join us all day, Monday, July 21, in the exhibition centre at booth #312 for information and conversation on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, including Malawi’s Option B+. (Learn more about Option B+ for PMTCT)

18:30 – Satellite Session on Women, HIV, and NCDs

Also on Monday: Join us for a special satellite session on women, HIV & AIDS, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at 18:30 in plenary room 3. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #womenHIVNCDs.

[ MONDAY, JULY 21 | 18:30-20:30 in Plenary Room 3.]

Women, HIV/AIDS, and Non-Communicable Diseases

MONDAY, JULY 21 | 18:30-20:30 in Plenary Room 3

Co-sponsored by MSH, The American Cancer Society, and Medtronic.

Join us to examine and discuss addressing HIV co-morbidities in AIDS and non-AIDS related events; the role of health systems in integrating non-communicable disease (NCD) care into HIV care models; lessons that can be leveraged and applied beyond 2015; and how primary health care models can be adapted in this context of an emerging global burden of chronic NCDs while ensuring sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency in lower and middle-income countries.

Refreshments will be served.



Southern Africa Development Community to Host Monday Satellite 7 AM

Stephen Sianga [second from right], Director of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and SADC representatives at Booth #330 at AIDS 2014. — in Melbourne, Australia.

Stephen Sianga [second from right], Director of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and SADC representatives at Booth #330 at AIDS 2014. {Photo credit: Johanna Theunissen/MSH.}

Facebook gallery: AIDS2014: SADC

Rise and shine, AIDS 2014 delegates! Join the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on Monday, July 21, at 7:00 am in room 103 for a satellite session called “One SADC, One Vision, One Way: Walking the Talk.”

The SADC region is the epicenter of the global HIV epidemic. To date, 10 projects  financed by the HIV and AIDS Fund have been completed. The projects have, among things, increased capacity to address HIV prevention, scaled up PMTCT, and addressed access issues for key populations in SADC Member States. The knowledge generated from the projects will inform the region in developing evidence based policies/interventions and future strategies in the post 2015.

Panelists include representatives from Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. (Read complete session details.)

  • From policy to practice: SADC Member States making a difference. – D. Magure, Zimbabwe
  • Tangible results from domestically financed projects: Remembering young people, the future of tomorrow – “Needs, Challenges and Opportunities for Adolescents living with HIV in Southern Africa” – D. Cataldo, Malawi
  • Tangible results from domestically financed projects: Reaching communities – “Communicating HIV prevention: Empowering local communities to drive the HIV response in the SADC Region” – M. Chingona, Zambia
  • Working in unison: Together for greater impact . – M. Manganite, Zambia

Join the conversation in room 103!

SADC satellite session "Walking the talk" on Monday, July 21, 7:00 am, in room 103.

SADC satellite session “Walking the talk” on Monday, July 21, 7:00 am, in room 103. {Photo credit: Rachel Hassinger/MSH.}