Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors
Policy makers, implementers, civil society advocates and researchers, will lead two panel discussions on ways to tackle structural drivers that impact on the SDGs in order to achieve multiple benefits; and on the delivery of biomedical prevention technologies including PrEP. The impact on the sexual health of adolescent girls and young women will be a specific focus of both panel discussions. Themes related to HIV risk will include addressing alcohol, gender inequality, social norms, intimate partner violence, stigma and transactional sex.
The 90-90-90 Targets Workshop will examine barriers, challenges and opportunities to attain the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020; as well as
the 10-10-10, the people who are being left behind and who must be linked to health systems to access stigma-free HIV testing, prevention, care, treatment and support services.
Speakers: Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS; José M. Zuniga, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC); Kevin Osborne, International AIDS Society (IAS); Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, The United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Peter Sands, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund); Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre.
On 10 October 2017, as part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, UNFPA and partners launched the Global HIV Prevention Coalition & Road Map 2020, to strengthen and sustain political commitment for HIV primary prevention, and to establish accountability for delivering prevention services at scale. In this session, HIV prevention leaders will make the case for HIV prevention leadership, present progress with road map implementation and towards achieving prevention targets and address sensitive issues regarding required policy change and HIV prevention financing.
Speakers: Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS; Natalia Kanem, UNFPA; Peter Sands, the Global Fund; Aaron Motsoaledi, Ministry of Health, South Africa; Mia Malan, Bhekisisa; Anders Nordström, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden; Deborah Birx, PEPFAR; Alvaro Bermejo, IPPF
While global progress in scaling up HIV testing and treatment programmes continues, West and Central Africa (WCA) risks being left behind. Over the last decade, data reported annually by UNAIDS has consistently found that coverage for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and progress in reducing new HIV infections lags behind in WCA. At this session key obstacles, including the imminent threat of a major funding shortfall for the regional response, will be explored. By reviewing gains, challenges and new momentum in the response, key stakeholders can agree on a way forward to achieve the ambitious catch-up aims and to lay the foundation to end the region’s AIDS epidemic.
Speakers: Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS; Stephanie Seydoux, Ambassador for Global Health, France; Deborah Birx, PEPFAR
Adolescent girls and young women are some of the most disproportionately affected by HIV. Child marriage, lack of educational opportunities, limited access to SRHR, and gender-based violence are some of the ordeals faced by girls that can make them vulnerable to HIV. To best address girls’ needs we must tackle the structural drivers behind both HIV and child marriage. We need a comprehensive approach that challenges gender inequality and harmful social norms, and seeks to keep girls healthy, safe, and in-school.
This interactive session brings together a range of leaders to discuss what is working and how we can accelerate our efforts. They will explore how using cross-sectoral approaches to tackle HIV and child marriage can lead to a brighter future for girls and young women everywhere.
Chair: Mabel van Oranje, Girls Not Brides, Netherlands
The Robert Car Fund (RCF) is the first international pooled funding mechanism that specifically aims to strengthen global and regional HIV civil society and community networks across the world. This focus is in recognition of networks’ critical value and contribution to better health, inclusion and social wellbeing of inadequately served populations (ISPs) , given their unique reach into and impact at community level.
Over the last five years, the RCF has served a unique role in mobilizing and disseminating pooled resources for global and regional civil society actions with country impact. This satellite event and reception will celebrate and showcase the work and impact of civil society and community led networks in the HIV response.
Speakers: Alistair Burt, Minister of State at the UK Department for International Development; Kees van Baar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands; Anne Skjelmerud, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation; Sandra Thurman, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy; Johnny Tohme, M-Pact (previously MSMGF); Baby Rivona, National Coordinator of Indonesia Positive Women Network (IPPI); Mr Peter Carr