MSH to Participate in the International AIDS Society Conference in Rome, Italy

Please join Management Sciences for Health at the following events at the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference in Rome, Italy, July 17-20.

MSH will be participating in a pre-conference event July 15- 16. Please join us.

HIV and Health Systems: Leveraging HIV Scale-up to Strengthen Chronic Disease Services
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16
08:30am - 7:00pm
The Westin Excelsior Hotel Via V. Veneto 125
Rome, Italy

Registration required.

ICAP at Columbia University, in collaboration with the International AIDS Society, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the NCD Alliance will convene the third in the series of IAS pre-meetings on “HIV and health systems”, focusing on HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The meeting will explore ways in which HIV scale-up may be leveraged to strengthen chronic disease services, informing, enhancing, and energizing the systems required to provide continuity care for the millions in need.

Please join MSH, in conjunction with Global Health Council in presenting a panel discussion at the International AIDS Society Conference.

Zeroing out New Infections through Prevention Tools and Technologies
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
7-8:00 am
Room MR4
International AIDS Society Conference
Rome, Italy

This satellite session will explore innovative tools and technologies which may be used to achieve zero new HIV infections towards halting and reversing the spread of HIV & AIDS by 2015. We will explore the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of prevention research; prospects in microbicides to reach zero new infections; how women’s centered approaches can be used as a prevention tool; and cost-effectiveness of treatment as prevention.

Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Sturchio, President and CEO, Global Health Council (moderator)
  • Mitchell Warren, Executive Director, AVAC
  • Chirfi Guindo, VP and Managing Director, Merck (invited)
  • Zeda Rosenberg, Chief Executive Officer, International Partnership for Microbicides
  • Gloria Sangiwa, Director of Technical Quality and Innovation, Management Sciences for Health

For more information, please visit the IAS Rome webpage

The following MSH staff are presenting posters at the IAS Conference: 

Integrated Model of Care as a Strategy to Improve Access to Care and Reduce Lost to Follow up Clients’ in Rural ART Clinics in North East Nigeria
    By: Inedu Abutu

Why stop treatment – Feedback from lost-to-follow-up HIV+ve clients on peripheral hospitals in North-Central Nigeria
    By: Murphy Akpu 

CD4 T cell count estimation- Can low cadre laboratory staffs generate quality results? Experience from rural clinics in Northern Nigeria
    By: Nwuba Chioma

The implications of adopting new WHO guidelines for ART initiation in Ethiopia
    By: Fred Hartman

Small interventions great results; how data driven leadership capacity building improves uptake of HIV services in typical poor resources settings in Nigeria
    By: Uche Chukwuka Ikenyei 

Developing Leadership Skills and improving service delivery: Results from two rural districts in South Africa
    By: Tracey Naledi

Experiences and Challenges of a Novel Tracking Approach To Enhance Client Retention in Rural HIV clinics of North East Nigeria
    By: Omotoso Olukunle

Missed Opportunities to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and TB among Nigerian women- A case study for data-driven service integration
    By: Ogbuoji Osundu

The WHO PMTCT guidelines will not help improving access to PMTCT services in Malawi
    By: Erik Schouten

The level of ART adherence and associated factors Among ART Clients at health centers of Bahir Dar city, North West Ethiopia
    By: Gatahun Sisay

Referral Networks as a Model for Increasing Access to Quality HIV/AIDS and TB Services in Kwara State, Nigeria
    By: Mary Umoh

MSH also has several employees who have the privilege of presenting abstracts at the conference:

The implications of adopting new WHO guidelines for ART initiation in Ethiopia
    By: Tesfaye Arega

Referral Networks as a Model for Increasing Access to Quality HIV/AIDS and TB Services in Kwara State, Nigeria
    By: Mary Umoh

The WHO PMTCT guidelines will not help improving access to PMTCT services in Malawi
    By: Erik Schouten