HIV Lessons for Universal Health Coverage (#Lessons4UHC)

Post updated, July 22, 18:30.

Tweet your questions and lessons for building universal health coverage on the AIDS response to @MSHHealthImpact with hashtag #Lessons4UHC.

Meet MSH Poster Presenters

The International AIDS Society accepted 17 posters by MSH staff.

(Meet more MSH staff on Wednesday and Thursday 12:30-14:30.)

Tuesday, July 21

Sam Wanamama, Uganda

Sam Wanamama presented on “Follow up of circumcised clients at 48-hours post-surgery in Uganda: reducing adverse events and reinforcing prevention messages.” {Photo credits: Christine Rogers/MSH.}

// Learn more about Strengthening TB and AIDS Response – Eastern Region >>

Monday, July 20

Megh Jagriti, Southern Africa

 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.” {Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.}

Megh Jagriti, senior technical advisor, Building Local Capacity (BLC) for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa, presented on: “Evidence based OVC programming – optimizing resources and ensuring impact in Lesotho.” {Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.}

// Learn more about Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa >>

Oby Onoh, Nigeria [Candide Tran Ngoc presenting]

(July 20) Poster from Nigeria on “Using organizational capacity building to ensure the sustainability of community-based interventions for orphans and vulnerable children: lessons from the CUBS project in Nigeria" by Obialunamma (“Oby”) Onoh, presented by Candide Tran Ngoc.  {Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.}

“Using organizational capacity building to ensure the sustainability of community-based interventions for orphans and vulnerable children: lessons from the CUBS project in Nigeria,” by Obialunamma (“Oby”) Onoh was presented by Candide Tran Ngoc. {Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.}

// Learn more about Community-Based Support for OVC Project >>

 

“Health for all requires access for all–and acceptance for all”: Dr. Quick Introduces Mann Lecturer Hon. Michael Kirby at Opening Plenary

Dr. Jonathan D. Quick introducing the Hon. Michael Kirby at AIDS 2014 opening plenary session (July 20, 2014). {Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.}

Dr. Jonathan D. Quick introducing the Hon. Michael Kirby at AIDS 2014 opening plenary session (July 20, 2014). {Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.}

MSH President & CEO Dr. Jonathan D. Quick introduced the Hon. Michael Kirby during the AIDS 2014 opening session on Sunday, July 20.

Watch Dr. Jonathan D. Quick and Hon. Michael Kirby

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Transcript of Quick’s remarks (as delivered)

Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH:

Distinguished dignitaries, colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen: Good evening.

This seems to be the “evening of the youth.” Let’s give another very warm thanks to Yhana Haule from Tanzania and to Ayu Oktariani from Indonesia.

(APPLAUSE)

It’s a pleasure being here on behalf of the Global Health Council to introduce the Honorable Michael Kirby, who will give tonight’s Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture.

A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful conversation with Jonathan Mann’s daughter, Lydia. She described the joy and satisfaction he felt working with groups like TASO, Act-Up and other activist groups.

I asked Lydia what her father would say if he were here tonight:

“He would be so happy and proud of what, in the 15 years since his death, this community has achieved by working together.

“He would also share his disappointment at how much more is left to be done.”

The Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture was established in 2000 to honor this outspoken & tireless advocate who put human rights at the forefront in fight against AIDS. Dr. Mann and his wife died tragically in a 1998 plane crash in route to an AIDS conference.

It’s devastating that the AIDS community has lost yet another outspoken pioneer in Joep Lange — and with him five others from our community. We honor them tonight as we honor Jonathan Mann, who we also lost prematurely.

Jonathan Mann fought vigorously for the voiceless, the vulnerable, the stigmatized. By making AIDS — and with it health — a human rights issue, Jonathan Mann inspired a generation of activists.

But his mission is not finished.

The proven power of human rights in the fight against HIV/AIDS has become a catalyst for defending human rights across the entire health agenda.

Human rights are at the very core of universal health coverage.

That’s why we at Management Sciences for Health, along with scores of NGOs and other organizations around the globe support countries that are pursuing the UHC vision of health for all.

Health for all requires access for all – and acceptance for all.

We cannot stand by and watch discriminatory laws against the LGBT community so audaciously violate human rights, as we have recently seen in several countries.

Dr. Mann believed that once you take away the rights of some, you’re on the path to erode the rights of all. This is why a courageous and passionate human rights champion like the Honorable Michael Kirby was chosen to give this year’s Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture.

Michael Kirby is well known to many, perhaps most – in this audience. Michael Kirby was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. He discovered he was gay as an adolescent. With that discovery came the recognition that the law was not always kind — or correct.

Michael Kirby came to believe that the rule of law,if it means merely enforcing the law, is not enough. The practice of law must always respect human well-being and human dignity.

He practiced law before his appointment as a judge in 1975. He rose through several courts to the High Court of Australia, from which he retired in 2009 as Australia’s longest serving judge.

Throughout his career, Justice Kirby has defended victims of unjust regimes, and promoted the cause of international law and human rights, a practice that won him the title of the “Great Dissenter” for not hesitating to differ with his legal colleagues.

He has been a strong opponent of the oppression and imprisonment of men and women due to sexual orientation or gender identity. He has played keys roles on UNAIDS, Lancet, UNDP, and other international commissions on HIV/AIDS, the law, and human rights, including the Commission on HIV and the Law, which Michel Sidibe mentioned.

His work has impacted human rights law and practice in countries around the globe.

In short, Michael Kirby has lived the principles that Jonathan Mann stood for: human rights, dignity for all, and the courage to speak out and take action to defend these principles.

On behalf of the Global Health Council and everyone in this hall whose lives are longer or freer because of his work, I am proud to introduce the Honorable Michael Kirby.

 

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Women, HIV, and NCDs: Tonight 18:30 in Plenary Room 3

Join the conversation on Twitter with #womenHIVNCDs.

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

Women, HIV/AIDS, and Non-Communicable Diseases: A Call to Action in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jonathan Quick, President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health (@MSHHealthImpact)

Panelists:

  • Bob Chapman, Director of US Government and Multilateral Global Health Advocacy, American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer)
  • Representative from FHI360 (@fhi360)
  • Sandy Thurman, Principal Deputy Coordinator for PEPFAR (@PEPFAR)
  • L’Orangelis Thomas Negron, HIV/AIDS Activist, Latin America Keynote Speaker
  • Jordan Jarvis, Executive Director, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (@NCDAction)
  • Katie Reichert, Associate Project Director of Country Programs, Building Local Capacity Project, MSH South Africa

Watch videos: Stepping up the pace for women, HIV & AIDS, and NCDs

Jordan Jarvis, Executive Director, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (@NCDAction)

Bob Chapman, Director of US Government and Multilateral Global Health Advocacy, American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer)

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #womenHIVNCDs.

Follow @MSHHealthImpact, @AmericanCancer, @PEPFAR, @NCDAction, @HIVShareSpace, @FHI360, @Medtronic.

 

Video: Step up the Pace for Women: Jordan Jarvis

Jordan Jarvis of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (@NCDAction), speaks about why we need to step up the pace for women, HIV & AIDS, and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). (Watch video.)

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

Related

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.)

 

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.

Related

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.

 

 

Join us at AIDS 2014!

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.

 

WOMEN, HIV/AIDS, AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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.

GLOBAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION: BUILDING UHC ON THE LESSONS OF THE AIDS RESPONSE

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!

THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN STEPPING UP THE PACE OF SUPPLY FOR HIV/AIDS COMMODITIES

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.

LEARNING THE LESSONS FROM HIV FOR IMPROVED TB CONTROL AND BEYOND

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.