MSH and mothers2mothers International to Co-Host Senate Briefing on Elimination of Pediatric HIV and Keeping Mothers Alive
Management Sciences for Health and mothers2mothers International invite you to attend a Senate briefing and reception as representatives of the non-profit, government, corporate, and African HIV community present:
The Elimination of New HIV Infections in Children by 2015 and Keeping Mothers Alive: A Call to Action
Each year millions of children in the developing world are born to mothers living with HIV. Without intervention, as many as 40 percent of these mothers will transmit the virus to their newborns. Yet mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS is almost entirely preventable. In the U.S., pediatric AIDS has been virtually eradicated. Although transmission rates in Africa remain unacceptably high, much progress has been made and an end is in sight. This is a critical time in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and we can make the elimination of pediatric HIV this generation’s legacy.
With one voice we can achieve a world without pediatric HIV.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 10:00AM-12:00PM
In cooperation with
- Senator Richard Blumenthal
- Senator John Boozman
- Senator Barbara Boxer
- Senator Christopher Coons
- Senator James M. Inhofe
- Senator Johnny Isakson
- Senator John F. Kerry
- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Moderator: Robin Smalley, Co-Founder and International Director
- Ambassador Mark Dybul, M.D., Former U.S Global AIDS Coordinator, Global Health Fellow, George W. Bush Institute, Distinguished Scholar, Georgetown University
- Matt Lonner, Manager of Global Partnerships and Programs, Chevron
- Nozi Samela, Mentor Mother, mothers2mothers International
- Gloria Sangiwa, M.D., Director of Technical Quality and Innovation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Light breakfast will be served. Limited space is available.
Please RSVP to Aadila Sabat at email@example.com by Friday, September 9, 2011.