December 6 – December 7, 2013
Global Steering Group Focal Points Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa
In line with the Global Plan accountability framework, the Global Steering Group (GSG) is planning to convene an annual focal point meeting in Cape Town, South Africa from 6-7 December, 2013. The meeting will be held on the sidelines of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA).
The focus of the meeting will be the progress made towards the Global Plan targets as well as strategies for the implementation of the new WHO guidelines on use of antiretroviral therapy. The meeting will build on the outcomes of the Nairobi mid-term review workshop held in December 2012 during which country representatives reflected on the activities their HIV programmes could take to expand PMTCT services to achieve the Global Plan targets based on the recommendations of the technical papers, group and plenary discussions, and country experiences.
December 8, 2013
Global Steering Group Core Partners Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa
In line with the Global Plan accountability framework, GSG plans to convene an annual Core Partners’ meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on 8th December, 2013 on the sidelines of the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). This meeting is part of the on-going efforts to expedite progress in priority countries in line with the Global Plan accountability framework .
December 7 – December 11, 2013
17th International Conference on AIDS & STI’s in Africa (ICASA), Cape Town, South Africa
The ICASA conference remains one of the most important events of the year, contributing towards overcoming the HIV and TB epidemics that grip Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region with over 22 Million people living with HIV and AIDS and the highest Tuberculosis rates world-wide. Through scientific advancements in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of HIV significant progress has been made to reduce the mortality and morbidity of AIDS. Prevention efforts have been accelerated by the progress in biomedical interventions to reduce HIV transmission.
ICASA represents a massive opportunity for all role players from basics science researcher, clinical researcher to the drug regulatory authorities and human ethics committees to review the current state of infectious diseases research in Africa.
With rising tensions created by the international financial crisis and political change impacting the world and Africa, an increased effort is required to maintain the international leadership for a reduction in HIV incidence targeting zero new infections, and a reduction of HIV and AIDS related mortality and morbidity.
ICASA aims to provide researchers with the opportunity of an international stage with the light focused on science and public health of Africa. The standards of research presented at this meeting will reflect the dawning of a new era, with proudly African scientists presenting rich and novel data and discoveries.
December 9 – December 10, 2013
Funders Concerned About AIDS – AIDS Philanthropy Summit, Washington DC
With the path to ending AIDS clearer than ever, our sector is confronted with a new urgency. Maximizing the impact of resources dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS, while continuing to find synergies and intersections with funders in adjacent areas of health and human rights will be keys to success. And of course, the challenges of level-to-declining resources and a changing epidemic require that our approach must continue to evolve.
February 3 – February 7, 2014
6th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, Yaoundé, Cameroon
December 17, 2013
Getting to Zero: Translating research into action to end the HIV Epidemic, Washington, DC
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February 21 – February 22, 2014
Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: New Research and Best Practice, Coast Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC
This inaugural conference hosted by Perinatal Services BC, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, will be an opportunity for health care professionals who are interested in the care of pregnant women and their newborns to be updated on new research and best practices across the continuum of perinatal and newborn care. This conference will engage health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines in knowledge transfer and inter-professional collaboration in order to provide the best care possible and ensure healthy mothers and babies. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions, and poster sessions.