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Opening Plenary Session
Sunday, July 20, 18:50-20:30, Plenary Room 2

  • Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award
  • Welcome to country
    J.Murphy, Australia
  • Welcome to AIDS 2014
    F.Barré-Sinoussi, France; S.Lewin, Australia
  • Welcome to Melbourne
    D.Napthine, Australia
  • Community welcome
    A.Oktariani, Indonesia
  • Justice for all: ending AIDS means leaving no one behind
    M.Sidibe, UNAIDS
  • Stepping up the pace
    Y.Haule, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Jonathan Mann memorial lecture: HIV and the law
    J. Quick, USA and M.Kirby, Australia
  • Welcome address and official opening of the conference
  • Performance
    D.Sultan, Australia

Satellite Session – One SADC, One Vision, One Way: Walking the Talk
Organizer: Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Monday, July 21, 18:30 – 20:30, Room 101-102

The SADC region is the epicenter of the global HIV epidemic. HIV is a major threat to the social and health well-being of communities in the region and economic development of the 15 Member States. To respond to this challenge, the SADC Heads of States and Governments signed the HIV Declaration, called the Maseru Declaration in 2003, which among others set up an HIV Trust Fund to finance innovative initiatives to be implemented through collaborative arrangements by a minimum of 3 countries. To date, 10 projects which have been financed by the HIV and AIDS Fund have been completed. The projects have, among things, increased capacity of 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.

Keynote Speaker: Decisive leadership in providing concrete policy guidance for an effective and home grown response and mainstreaming of HIV, Gender and Human rights in all sectors and in the communities

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

 

Satellite Session – Learning the Lessons from HIV for Improved TB Control and Beyond: a Panel Discussion and Reception

Organizer: World Bank Global Health Knowledge Hub and Strengthening Health Systems
Thursday, July 24, 07:00-08:30, Room 101-102

Co-chairs:

  • Patrick Osewe, South Africa
  • Yogan Pillay, South Africa
  • Hannah Kikaya, South Africa
  • Bada Pharasi, Country Representative, MSH South Africa

This panel session intends to share experiences of HIV in South Africa and discuss how innovations from its large and successful ARV program have improved key health system functions: human resources, pharmaceutical supplies, monitoring and evaluation, laboratory capacity, leadership and management and accountability. Invited speakers will identify lessons for other countries and discuss how HIV investments and successes can be leveraged to deliver broad and sustainable health system gains, using the high-profile initiative on TB in the mining sector in Southern Africa as an example. |A reception co-hosted by the World Bank, the Government of South Africa, and Strengthening Health Systems – a new open access journal that promotes evidence-informed health systems reform – will follow. Attendance is aimed at opinion leaders in global health, donors, representatives from countries with significant HIV programs and civil society.

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