20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014)

July 20, 2014 (All day) - July 25, 2014 (All day)
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Join MSH and our partners from July 20-25 at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia!  At this year’s conference, MSH is coordinating and participating in three satellite events, presenting posters, and hosting a booth at the exhibition hall. To learn more about conference events and presentations throughout the week, visit the program-at-a-glance website!

MSH at AIDS 2014 Conference Blog 

Women, HIV/AIDS, and Non-Communicable Diseases

MONDAY, JULY 21 | 18:30-20:30 in Plenary Room 3

Co-sponsored by MSH, The American Cancer Society, and Medtronic, this session will examine what we know about addressing HIV-comorbidities in both AIDS and Non-AIDS related events; the role of health systems in integrating NCD care into HIV care models; determine which lessons could be leveraged and applied beyond 2015 in the context of an emerging global burden of chronic NCDs; and to discuss how primary health care models can be adapted in this context while ensuring sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency in lower and middle-income countries.

Refreshments will be served.

Global Health Transformation: Building UHC on the Lessons of the AIDS Response

TUESDAY, JULY 22 | 07:00-08:30 in Room 104

The HIV/AIDS response transformed the world’s understanding of what’s possible in health and what’s necessary to achieve change. Today, prominent stakeholders in global health, including many low- and middle-income countries, are adopting universal health coverage (UHC) as a new health sector priority. For UHC to succeed as a transformative global health movement, the UHC movement must employ lessons from the HIV/AIDS response in improving access, safeguarding rights, and benefiting vulnerable and marginalized populations. 

Please join MSH and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance for an interactive panel discussion on what the UHC movement can learn from the HIV & AIDS response. Features keynote from the Hon. Michael Kirby and distinguished speakers from MSH, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, World Bank and more!

Breakfast will be served.

The Role of the Private Sector in Stepping Up the Pace of Supply for HIV/AIDS Commodities

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 | 18:30-20:30 in Plenary Room 111-112

Co-moderated by Gordon Comstock, Sr. Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS), MSH

The global community is well on its way to reaching the agreed target of 15 million people on treatment by 2015. At the same time, many are challenging the traditional roles of central medical stores and ministries of health in procuring, storing, and distributing public health commodities. Organized by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), a partnership of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), this satellite will explore the increasing role that local, regional, and international companies are playing in the delivery of medicines, test kits, laboratory supplies, and other health commodities and helping meet the global target of 15 million on treatment by 2015. 

Learning the Lessons From HIV for Improved TB Control and Beyond

THURSDAY, JULY 24 | 18:30-20:30 in Room 101

Keynote speech: "How HIV Successes Have Improved South Africa's Health Care" - Dr. Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General, National Department of Health, South Africa

Join MSH's Bada Pharasi, South Afirca Country Representative, and many others for a networking and drinks reception to lauch Strengthening Health Systems.

Find complete details and live updates on our conference blog


{Photo credit: MSH staff.}Photo credit: MSH staff.