Family Planning and HIV Integration – Policy Priorities, On-the-Ground Realities, and Opportunities Ahead
Every woman and girl has the right to high quality, voluntary, family planning, regardless of her HIV status. Linking family planning and HIV services is crucial for achieving FP2020 and Sustainable Development Goals and for realizing the global dream of an AIDS-free generation. The IAS Differentiated Service Delivery initiative and FP2020 organized a second webinar in our joint series to examine SRH integration policy aspirations, COVID realities, and existing opportunities, including for advocacy in the service of expanding integrated FP HIV care and increasing people-centered care.
Overcoming Challenges in HIV with Science, Innovation and Collaborations in Southeast Asia - Follow up meeting in times of COVID-19
The IAS - International AIDS Society, in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), University of Malaya, will host a follow up virtual meeting to present the progresses made since the IAS Educational Fund workshop, organized in Kuala Lumpur in October 2019. The topics will include HIV self-testing and chemsex, PrEP, as well as COVID-19 and HIV taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on key populations. The discussions will highlight progress that has been made and areas that still require improvement.
Overcoming Challenges in HIV with Science, Innovation and Collaborations in Southeast Asia - Follow up meeting in times of COVID-19 - 3 December 2020 (13:00 – 14:30 Kuala Lumpur time, GMT+8):
- An integrated self-testing service delivery program (JOM Test) for key populations and a randomized controlled trial of an online intervention to address chemsex among men who have sex with men in Malaysia
Howie Lim, CERIA/Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia
- JOM Test and Chemsex Online Intervention: knowledge and lessons gained from implementation and community engagement
Yusrall Yusoff, Malaysian AIDS Council, Malaysia
- The My PrEP study - lessons learnt from a pilot demonstration project and recommendations for scale up
Iskandar Azwa, CERIA/Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia
- Seeking the silver lining: differentiated HIV services for safe, sustained connections through COVID-19 and beyond
Michael Cassell, FHI360/LINKAGES/EpiC, Vietnam
- Webinar Recording
Moderator: Adeeba Kamarulzaman, IAS and CERIA/Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia
Paving the way for an HIV cure - Introducing the TPPs and HCAAP
This webinar included learning and discussions about perspectives on the need for an HIV cure, progress to date, and current research and advocacy strategies being pursued in the HIV cure field. The webinar also shared results of a multi-stakeholder consensus on a target product profile (TPP) and plans to develop an HIV Cure Africa Acceleration Partnership (HCAAP), presenting the case for an HIV cure and how to get there..
- Sharon Lewin, The Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Josephine Nabukenya, Makerere University Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration (MUJHU), Uganda
- Steve Deeks, UCSF, United States
- Izukanji Sikazwe, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Zambia
This webinar was brought to you by the IAS Towards an HIV Cure programme in collaboration with the IAS Educational Fund.
Promoting accountability: How to better monitor progress against structural barriers in the HIV response?
This webinar explored accountability as an important social justice issue in the global response to HIV. To ensure agencies that are managing programmes are delivering critical services more effectively, programme outcomes should be measured and held accountable. The discussion drew attention to how to better monitor progress against structural barriers with a focus on race, gender, age and marginalization related to drug use.
- LaRon E. Nelson, Associate Dean for Global Affairs & Planetary Health, Independence Foundation Professor and Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing
- Keren Jemina Dunaway Gonzalez, IAS Youth Champion & International Community of Women (ICW) Latina
- Eldred Tellis, Founding Director of the Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, India
- Prof. Matthew Kavanagh, Visiting Professor of Law, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Director of Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
MODERATOR:Helena Nygren-Krug, Senior Advisor, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Universal Health Coverage Day Webinar: Accountability to the people to ensure “health for all: protect everyone”. Accountability to the people to ensure “health for all: protect everyone”.
This webinar aimed to support the theme of this year’s UHC Day, “health for all: protect everyone”, by highlighting the importance of accountability to people to ensure implementation of a human rights-based UHC with comprehensive and integrated services. It also had as an objective to provide a voice to people with lived experiences, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic where services have been failing to meet people’s needs.
- Opening remarks on government accountability to the “health for all” mandate
Dr. Mmakgomo Raesima (Program Manager for NCDs at the National AIDS and Health Promotions Agency, Botswana)
- UHC needs from a community perspective, setting the stage
María Eugenia de Feo Moyano (CSEM of UHC2030 representative and patient and community health services advisor)
- UHC – comprehensive approach to public health
Alexandra Volgina (Programme Manager, GNP+)
- The role of civil society organizations in provision of integrated services to high risk and marginalized groups
Maka Gogia (Vice Chair of EATG)
- High Quality Health Systems are Accountable to People
Margaret E. Kruk MD, MPH (Professor of Health Systems, Depart of Global Health and Population, Harvard)
HIV prevention: Revolution through innovation
The International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Kenya conducted a webinar on the theme of HIV prevention: Revolution through innovation on 30 January 2020. Organized by the IAS Educational Fund, this webinar focused on updates on HIV prevention from IAS 2019 as well as male engagement in the HIV response.
- Updates from the IAS 2019 on HIV prevention
Prof Kenneth Ngure, IAS Governing Council member, Associate Professor of Global Health, School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture
- Male engagement in the HIV response
PMs Faith Macharia, Programme Officer in charge of Capacity Building, National AIDS
Latest updates on TB and DR-TB in people living with HIV
This webinar organized by the IAS Educational Fund on 18 February 2020, focused on the Latest updates on TB and DR-TB in people living with HIV.
- Latest updates on TB and DR-TB in people living with HIV
Dr Teri Roberts, Research and Policy Officer, IAS and Dr Vivian Cox, USAID/Stop TB
Q&A answers (WHO)