"Preventing Mother to Child HIV Transmission"

The UCLA School of Public Affairs presents a lecture by Dr. Mitch Besser, founder of the mothers2mothers program which assists HIV-positive mothers.

Monday, October 04, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 2355
School of Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095

(brown bag lunch)

Mitch Besser, M.D. is the founder and medical director of mothers2mothers, a program where HIV-positive mothers share their experiences and knowledge with pregnant women and new moms who have the virus. 

Dr. Besser is a passionate professional who has dedicated his life to finding innovative strategies to help people deal with HIV/AIDS.  Mitch moved with his wife and two sons to Cape Town, South Africa, in January 2000, joining the University of Cape Town’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He assisted with the development of initiatives to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to provide care to HIV-infected women.  He established antenatal care programs and formed committees to coordinate hospital services for HIV infected pregnant women and their infants.  Through his work with HIV-positive pregnant patients and mothers, Mitch recognized the need for services that would provide education and psychosocial support to pregnant and recently delivered women who were battling with an HIV diagnosis, allowing them to make healthy choices for themselves and their babies.

Mitch is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Medical School.

RSVP:  Reservations appreciated, but not required.  rsvp@publicaffairs.ucla.edu  /  phone 310.206.8034

For full event info, please visit www.bit.ly/mothers2mothers
For more info about mothers2mothers, visit http://m2m.org/
For more info about the UCLA School of Public Affairs, visit www.publicaffairs.ucla.edu

Special Instructions

Reservations appreciated, but not required. rsvp@publicaffairs.ucla.edu / phone 310.206.8034.

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($10) parking available.

Sponsor(s): , School of Public Affairs, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS). Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.