Join MSH at the XVIIIth International AIDS Conference in Vienna

MSH will be participating in the XVIIIth International AIDS Conference being held from July 18-23, 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The 2010 conference theme is “Rights Here, Right Now.” During the week, MSH will be joining the global public health community to continue to push forward expanded access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

Join us at booth # 477 to learn more about MSH and our projects.

MSH will be holding a satellite event on Tuesday, July 18, 6:30-8:30pm in Mini Room 8, “Smart Integration: Challenges and Successes in Expanding Access to HIV & AIDS and Other Services”–a discussion with MSH, Family Health International, and AMREF, on the benefits and challenges of integrating HIV & AIDS prevention, treatment, and care with other primary care services from the community to national level.

Moderated by:
Daraus Bukenya, MD, MPH, Global Technical Lead for HIV & AIDS and Tuberculosis, MSH

Bitra George, MD, Country Director of the Family Health International/India Country Program
Chifundo Kachiza, MPH, Project Lead for the Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program (TB CAP), MSH/Malawi
Jean Kagubare, MD, MPH, PhD, Principal Technical Advisor for HIV & AIDS and Other Health Services, MSH

With remarks by:
Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, MSH
Peter Ngatia, MEd, PhD, Director of Capacity-Building, AMREF

Throughout the week, MSH staff will be presenting posters of best practices and results from our field projects:

Monday, Poster Exhibition Hall, 9:00am-6:30pm

"ART Outreach to Improve Access to HIV/TB Care Services" 
Presenter: Scott Kellerman

"Challenges to Optimal Integration of TB and HIV Services in Rural Clinics in Northern Nigeria" 
Author: Aminu Wada

"Needs Assessment of MSH PMTCT Program in Haiti: Stakeholder Perceptions"
Presenter: Scott Kellerman

"Provider Initiated Testing of HIV Exposed Babies"
Presenter: Scott Kellerman

"Providing HIV/AIDS Services in Challenging Communities: Lessons from Health Professionals' Fellowship Program in Nigeria"
Author: Chioma Ogbozor

"Improved ART Adherence through Case Management in Ethiopia"
Presenter: Scott Kellerman

"Improving TB Case Detection: Outcome of a Rapid Assessment of TB Labs in Peripheral HIV Clinics in Northern Nigeria" 
Author: Eucharia Iwe

"What is the Best Model of TB/HIV Service Delivery" 
Presenter: Chifundo Kachiza

Tuesday, Poster Exhibition Hall, 9:00am-6:30pm

"Quality Assurance of HIV Rapid Test: are Non-laboratory Personnel Conducting Quality HIV Rapid Tests? Experience from Rural HIV Clinics in Northern Nigeria"
Presenter: Ibiang Livinus

"Improving Quality of Care in Rural HIV Clinics Through Clinical Data Audits: Experience from Northern Nigeria"
Author: Prince Anyanwu

"Adherence and Retention to ART the 'Case Managers Model'"
Presenter: Scott Kellerman

"Integrating National and State HIV Strategic Planning for Effective HIV/AIDS Coordination; Experience from Nigeria"
Author: Emmanuel Atuma

"Using Multidisciplinary Teams to Facilitate HIV Care Coordination: Experiences From Rural Clinics in Northern Nigeria"
Author: Nura Ibrahim

"Bridging the Gap Between HIV Care and Initiation on ART in a Resource Limited Setting: a Case of Eastern Uganda"
Presenter: Moses Arinaitwe 

"Cost Effectiveness of Static, Outreach Based and Event Oriented HCT as Interventions for Universal Access to HIV/AIDS Preventive and Care"
 Presenter: Moses Arinaitwe

Wednesday, Poster Exhibition Hall, 9:00am-6:30pm

"Implementation of a National Pharmacovigilance Reporting Initiative in Rural HIV Clinics in Northern Nigeria"
Author: Ndulue Austin Nwokedi

"Bringing HIV Testing and Counseling to the Doorstep Through an Integrated Approach: Case for Malawi"
Presenter: Scott Kellerman 

"Where Are The Men? Strategies To Engage Men As Active Partners In Care Of Women Living With HIV In Northern Nigeria"
Presenter: Ekundayo Aigbomian Santos

Thursday, Poster Exhibition Hall, 9:00am-6:30pm

"Measuring Clinical HIV/AIDS Standards of Care: Using Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) in Amhara, Ethiopia Regional State Health"
Presenter: Scott Kellerman

"Traditional Leaders as Change Agents in Reducing HIV Related Stigma and Discrimination: Lessons from Northern Nigeria"
Author: Chinelo Odiakosa

"Implementation of a Two-Clinic Model to Enhance Retention of Pre-ART Patients at Rural HIV Clinics in North Central Nigeria"
Author: Ndulue Austin Nwokedi

"5-year Results of PMTCT Integrated into Community Based Services in Haiti"
Presenter: Scott Kellerman

"Peer to Peer Community Tracking as a Tool for Reducing Defaulters and Loss to Follow up of HIV Positive Clients in a Rural Hospital in Northern Nigeria"
Presenter: Uche Chukwuka Ikenyei

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