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Webinar on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections: Progress and gaps

Tue, 21 May 2024

1:00 - 2:30pm [CEST]

Virtual – live translation in French and Spanish

Please join us for a webinar, titled “HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections: Progress and gaps”, being held in the run up to the 77th World Health Assembly.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch a publication, which describes progress and gaps identified during the first two years of implementing the global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for 2022-2030. The publication builds on its short report.

The latest data show that new acquisitions and deaths are not declining fast enough. Gains have been made in expanding access to HIV and hepatitis C treatment and the validation of elimination of vertical transmission of HIV and/or syphilis in 19 countries, but many indicators needed to achieve the global targets are off track. 

We will ask key leaders in the responses to HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs how we can increase visibility, political will and community activism to accelerate action.

Join us in a discussion with:

  • Ben Nangombe, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia
  • Jérôme Salomon, WHO, Switzerland
  • Jessica Hicks, World Hepatitis Alliance, United Kingdom
  • Maureen Luba, AVAC, Malawi
  • Meg Doherty, WHO, Switzerland 
  • Patty Garcia, Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
  • Philippe Duneton, Unitaid, Switzerland
  • Sabin Nsanzimana, Ministry of Health, Rwanda

It will be moderated by Esteban Burrone from the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Birgit Poniatowski from IAS – the International AIDS Society.

The event will be of interest to healthcare clients, community healthcare workers, clinicians, public health practitioners, implementers, community advocates, researchers, policy makers, funders and all those working towards preventing and treating HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs.

The webinar is organized by the IAS and its partners, WHO, MPP and Unitaid. 

Please help us inform others about this webinar by sharing and promoting this invitation across your networks.

For enquiries, please contact

The recordings for the webinar are now available on IAS+ in English, French and Spanish.

The IAS promotes the use of non-stigmatizing, people-first language. The translations are all automated in the interest of making our content as widely accessible as possible. Regretfully, they may not always adhere to the people-first language of the original version.