South Africa Knowledge Hub Session Highlights TB & HIV Co-infection, New Journal

New Strengthening Health Systems Journal launches.On Thursday, July 24, representatives from the World Bank Group, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Results International, MSH, and more, joined South Africa’s Deputy Director General, National Department of Health, for a panel discussion on Learning the Lessons from HIV for Improved TB Control and Beyond, a South Africa Knowledge Hub session in association with the new journal, Strengthening Health Systems.

MSH Country Representative of South Africa, Bada Pharasi, spoke at the session.

Related: Pharasi speaks about TB and HIV co-infection in South Africa. Watch video:

MSH President & CEO Jonathan D. Quick serves on the advisory board of Strengthening Health Systems. Follow the journal on Twitter @SHSJournal to learn more.

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How Do You Transform Global Health?

At an International AIDS Conference focused on finding new ways forward in the HIV response, universal health coverage (UHC) has emerged as a promising path. Done right, UHC reforms can make health systems more fair, strengthen healthcare access for people living with HIV, and improve the sustainability of HIV financing. But strong activism is necessary to ensure that these reforms don’t just reinforce existing inequalities.

These were the messages from MSH’s panel session on UHC and HIV, cosponsored by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS. The discussion, headlined by former Australian High Court justice and human rights advocate the Hon. Michael Kirby, demonstrated the key role of HIV activists—especially people living with HIV—in making UHC work at the national and global level.

The willingness of the HIV community to engage with UHC efforts continues to grow. The UHC community must respond in kind, taking on broad lessons from the HIV response. That’s what could make UHC a transformative global health agenda in the post-Millennium Development Goal era.

Here’s what the audience—in person and online—had to say about lessons from HIV for UHC:

Lessons from HIV for TB: Thursday, 18:30

Don’t miss the networking and drinks reception tonight, July 24, in room 101-102, with World Bank Group, USAID, Results International, MSH, and more.

Learning the Lessons from HIV for Improved TB Control and Beyond.

Learning the Lessons from HIV for Improved TB Control and Beyond.

THSA10 Learning the Lessons from HIV for Improved TB Control and Beyond: a Panel Discussion and Reception
Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Room 101-102
Time: 24.07.2014, 18:30 – 20:30

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.

Tuesday: Gather for Global Health Transformation Breakfast: HIV & AIDS #Lessons4UHC

Join the conversation online with hashtag #Lessons4UHC.

Join us Tuesday, July 22, from 7:00 to 8:30 am, in room 104, for a roundtable and open dialogue/interactive session on building universal health coverage (UHC) on the lessons of HIV & AIDS response. Breakfast provided.

Global Health Transformation: Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 AM, Room 104

Global Health Transformation Satellite Session: July 22, 7:00-8:30 am, Room 104.

Organized by MSH, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA), session speakers include: Hon. Michael Kirby, High Court of Australia (ret) (@HonMichaelKirby); Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health (@JonoQuick, @MSHHealthImpact); Mike Podmore, International HIV/AIDS Alliance (@theaidsalliance); David Wilson, World Bank Group (@WorldBank); Patrick Bonales, GYCA (@patrickbonales, @_GYCA_); Morolake Odetoyinbo, Positive Action for Treatment Access; Jonathan Jay, MSH (@JonJayTweets, @UHCPost2015); and more.

The session will provide multiple opportunities for participants to discuss how the UHC movement can most meaningfully and effectively build upon the progress of the AIDS response.

Join the conversation online with hashtag #Lessons4UHC.

// Join the call for UHC post-2015 >>

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.

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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.)

 

 

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.}