IAS Educational Fund Meeting – Rwanda

The IAS Educational Fund meeting – From global to regional: Science, youth and community in the HIV response in East Africa – was held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 30 November 2019 at Hôtel des Mille Collines. The meeting was organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC).

During this one-day scientific symposium, more than 121 HIV professionals in the HIV response in the Eastern African region gathered to discuss the latest science, as well as innovative ways forward for treatment and prevention.

Key topics discussed included key messages from the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City, Fast-Track Cities, sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls and young women, HIV testing and linkage to care, as well as access for key populations to comprehensive HIV health services.

Material from the meeting is available below.

Meeting material

  • Related documents
  • Presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Programme
  • Narrative Report
    This report was developed in collaboration with the Rwanda Biomedical Centre. The views expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the view of the International AIDS Society.

Key messages from IAS 2019

Kenneth Ngure, Regional representative, IAS Governing Council

Presentation

Fast-Track Cities

Titus Twesige, Alliance of Mayors’ Initiative on Health and HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL) Kampala, Uganda

Presentation

Hope Ngobese, Ethewkini Municipality, Durban, South Africa

Presentation

HIV testing, linkage to treatment and retention in care of adolescents and young adults

Laurie Gulaid, UNICEF, Kenya

Presentation

Community approaches to ending HIV in Kenya

Jeffrey Walimbwa, Ishtar MSM, Kenya

Presentation

Community youth clubs in Khayelitsha: A differentiated model of care for HIV positive youth integrating SRHR services

Lucy O’Connell, MSF, South Africa

Presentation

Style up!

Brenda Kateera, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Rwanda

Presentation

CATS Project: Community adolescent treatment supporters

Manzi Norman, Dream Village, Rwanda

Presentation

The Zvandiri model

Phyllis Mavushe, Zvandiri, Zimbabwe

Presentation

Photo galleries

Videos

  • Key messages from IAS 2019 - Kenneth Ngure

  • Fast Track Cities – Titus Twesige

  • Fast Track Cities – Hope Ngobese

  • Panel discussion: Sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls and young women

  • HIV testing, linkage to treatment and retention in care of adolescents and young adults – Laurie Gulaid

  • Community approaches to ending HIV in Kenya – Jeffrey Walimbwa

  • Community youth clubs in Khayelitsha: A differentiated model of care for HIV positive youth integrating SRHR services Lucy O’Connell

  • Style up! – Brenda Kateera

  • CATS Project: Community adolescent treatment supporters – Manzi Norman

  • Access for key populations to comprehensive HIV health services (part 1)

  • Access for key populations to comprehensive HIV health services (part 2)

  • Access for key populations to comprehensive HIV health services (part 3)

  • Access for key populations to comprehensive HIV health services (part 4)