View photos of MSH and colleagues in Melbourne (Troubles viewing slideshow? Click here.) Photos by MSH/Barb Ayotte, Christine Rogers, Johanna Theunissen, and Rachel Hassinger.
Dr. Gloria Sangiwa, Global Technical Lead of Chronic Diseases at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), reflects on the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014).
In the first video, Sangiwa describes the exciting opportunity for leveraging the HIV platform, thanks to the work of PEPFAR, to treat the whole person–not just the disease.
In the second video, Sangiwa elaborates on why women leaders — from personal health, to family, health provider, community, policy level, and more — are a critical component to stepping up the pace on HIV and chronic diseases.
MSH co-organized a satellite session on July 21, 2014, on women, HIV & AIDS, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with the American Cancer Society (ACS), Medtronic, and the Task Force on Non-communicable Diseases and Women’s Health. MSH President & CEO Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, opened the session. Bob Chapman (American Cancer Society) introduced a new video series on people living with chronic diseases.
Sandy Thurman (US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR]) provided context on the current state of women, HIV & AIDS, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Thurman shared examples from Pink Ribbon/Red Ribbon, a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute (GWBI), PEPFAR, Susan G. Komen, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), as well as corporate and foundation members.
Living with HIV, Young Professionals, Implementers
Dr. Quick and panelists L’Orangelis Thomas Negron, HIV & AIDS activist; Kim Green, FHI360; Jordan Jarvis, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network; and Katie Reichert, Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa (MSH), discussed barriers to health for women in low-and middle-income countries living with HIV & AIDS and chronic non-communicable diseases.
A lively Q&A session included questions and ideas from colleagues working in Malawi, Kenya, and more.
Stay tuned for more from MSH and partners on stepping up the pace for women, HIV, and NCDs.