MSH Events

Satellite 1 – Women, HIV/AIDS and Non-Communicable Diseases: A Call to Action in Lower and Middle income Countries

Organizers: MSH, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
Monday, July 21, 18:30-20:30, Plenary Room 3

This satellite session will inform and engage the HIV/AIDS community in the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in HIV-infected women. To ensure that women living with HIV have their full health needs met, we must understand the links between HIV and cancer, diabetes, heart disease and chronic respiratory illnesses.  The double burden of HIV and NCD among women residing in low and middle income countries will increase substantially in the coming decades, particularly in Africa. Our goal for this satellite is to 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 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. Expected outcomes would be new and enhanced partnerships and communities of practice focusing on the issues common to Women and Girl’s health, HIV and NCDs. In addition, insights, best practices, and lessons learned from the meeting will be shared with key participants.


  • Dr. Jonathan Quick, President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health


  • Bob Chapman, Dir.US Government and Multilateral Global Health Advocacy, American Cancer Society
  • Dr. Peter Lamptey, Adjunct President of Public Health and Development Programs, FHI360
  • Sandy Thurman, Principal Deputy Coordinator for PEPFAR
  • L’Orangelis Thomas Negron, HIV/AIDS Activist, Latin America Keynote Speaker
  • Jordan Jarvis, Executive Director, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
  • Katie Reichert, Associate Project Director of Country Programs, Building Local Capacity Project, MSH South Africa


Satellite 2 – Global Health Transformation: Building UHC on the Lessons of the AIDS Response

Organizers: MSH, AIDS Alliance, Global Youth AIDS Coalition
Tuesday, July 22, 07:00-08:30 in Room 104

The AIDS response transformed the world’s understanding of what’s possible in health and what’s necessary to achieve change. With prominent stakeholders in global health, including many low- and middle-income countries, adopting universal health coverage (UHC) as a new health sector priority, the relationship between UHC and the AIDS response requires deeper consideration. To succeed as a transformative global health movement, the UHC movement should employ lessons from the AIDS response’s success in social mobilization, improving access for vulnerable populations, global governance, and other innovations. With a roundtable and open dialogue format, this AIDS 2014 satellite session will engage the AIDS community in a discussion of how the UHC movement can most meaningfully and effectively build upon the progress of the AIDS response. Openings and roundtable discussion will draw from a forthcoming article on these topics.

Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Quick, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health

Honorable Michael Kirby
Jonathan Jay, Senior Writer and Health for All Post-2015 Campaign Coordinator
Mike Podmore, International HIV/AIDS Alliance
David Wilson, World Bank Group
Patrick Bonales, GYCA
Morolake Odetoyinbo, Positive Action for Treatment Access

Satellite 3 – 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 Room 111-112
Organizer: The Partnership for Supply Chain Management

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. In some countries, public sector warehouses and distribution mechanisms are already struggling to manage the existing volume of HIV/AIDS and other health commodities moving through them and are ill-prepared to manage even larger volumes. In African in particular, many are encouraging governments to partner with the growing private sector to help manage the public health supply chain and improve access to clients and patients. The satellite session 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.

Gordon Comstock, Director of Global Supply Chain, PFSCM
Dr. Iain Barton, Managing Director, IHS
Arvind Kanda, VP and Commercial Head of ARV/Infectious Disease, Mylan
Dr. Owen M. Mugurungi, Director STI/HIV/AIDS & TB, AIDS & TB Programme, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Zimababwe
Amit Shah, Group Executive Director, Freight in Time
Professor Paul Lalvani, Director and Dean, Empower School of Health

Satellite 4 – Learning the Lessons from HIV for Improved TB Control and Beyond

A South Africa Knowledge Hub event in association with Strengthening Health Systems

Thursday, July 24, 18:30-20:30 in Room 101
Keynote speech: “How HIV Success have Improved South Africa’s Health Care”
Dr. Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General, National Department of Health, South Africa
Panelists and Speakers:
Patrick Osewe, Program Leader, World Bank
Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Senior HIV Prevention Advisor, USAID
Bada Pharasi, South Africa Country Representative, MSH
Maree Nutt, RESULTS International