IAS Educational Fund Meeting – Kingdom of Eswatini

The IAS Educational Fund meeting – Science, Community and Youth in the HIV Response in Southern Africa – was held in the Kingdom of Eswatini on 26-27 March 2019. The event was organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS (NERCHA) and fully supported by the Ministry of Health and UNAIDS.

landscape of eswatini

During this two-day meeting, more than 150 professionals in the HIV response in the Southern Africa region, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, representatives of youth, community and key populations, gathered to discuss the latest science as well as innovative ways forward for treatment and prevention.

Key topics discussed included key messages from the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, updates on cure, as well as innovative ways regarding HIV prevention for adolescent girls and young women, the path forward for treatment and prevention of HIV, tuberculosis, and non-communicable diseases, and also regional actions that could be taken to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination.

Material from the meeting is available below.

Meeting material

  • Related documents
  • Presentations
  • Multimedia

Key messages from AIDS 2018
Prof Kenneth Ngure, IAS

Presentation

Cure
Prof Caroline Tiemessen, National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Presentation

Overview of HIV in Southern Africa
Lawrence Mashimbye, UNAIDS

Presentation

HIV prevention for adolescent girls and young women - Innovative ways forward
Ellen Mubanga, National AIDS Commission

Presentation

HIV, non communicable diseases and tuberculosis - The path forward for treatment and prevention
Dr Nomthandazo Lukhele, WHO

Presentation

Regional action to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination
Emmanuel Ndlangamandla, CANGO

Presentation

Photo galleries

Videos

  • Cure

  • Overview of HIV

  • HIV, non communicable diseases and tuberculosis - The path forward for treatment and prevention

  • HIV prevention for adolescent girls and young women - Innovative ways forward

  • Key messages from AIDS 2018

  • Regional action to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination