May 20 – May 28, 2013
Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.
The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
May 24 – May 25, 2013
Global Power Women Network Africa Inaugural summit, Harare, Zimbabwe
Global Power Women Network Africa in collaboration with the African Union and UNAIDS will host its inaugural summit on the 24th and 25th May 2012 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The launch summit seeks to promote amongst other things accelerated action on gender equality and women’s sexual rights.
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May 28 – May 30, 2013
Third Global Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 3rd Women Deliver Global Conference will be held on 28 – 30 May, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 5,000 participants from Ministries of Health, Finance and Development Cooperation, Parliaments, leading civil society organizations, global companies, media and more are expected to be in attendance.
With more than 120 concurrent sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums, the conference will inspire and inform work to build a better world for girls and women.
All sessions will relate to the overarching themes of Investing in Girls and Women; Reducing Unmet Need; and Looking to 2015 and Beyond.
4 June – 5 June, 2013
Meeting on ‘Investing in the leadership of People Living with HIV,’Dakar, Senegal
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
30 June – 3 July, 2013
7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
The world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS – the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC ) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 June-3 July 2013. The event will be organized by the IAS, in partnership with Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), University of Malaya, a centre established in 2007 to undertake HIV-related research with a particular focus on HIV and substance use and related co-morbidities including tuberculosis and hepatitis C.
Held every two years, the conference attracts about 5,000 delegates from all over the world. It is a unique opportunity for the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can – in very practical ways – inform the global response to HIV/AIDS.
July 14 – July 17, 2013
STI & AIDS World Congress 2013, Vienna, Austria
November 19 – November 22, 2013
8th World Congress on Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID), Cape Town, South Africa
WSPID 2013 provides specialists a world forum for sharing the latest knowledge and receiving updates on the treatment and prevention of pediatric infectious diseases. Organized by the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID), this biennial congress is the largest gathering of its kind.
December 1, 2013
World AIDS Day
Observed worldwide on 1 December since 1998, World AIDS Day unites people from around the world to raise awareness of the global AIDS response and join, in solidarity, the millions of people living with and affected by HIV. “Getting to Zero” is the theme of World AIDS Day, echoing the UNAIDS vision of achieving “zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDS-related deaths.” This theme will be used until 2015.
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.