AIDS in Africa
Integrating HIV Prevention and Care in Africa: Existing Challenges and Innovative Solutions
Friday, April 15, 2005
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
As the following program indicates, this symposium showcases partnerships and programs that differ considerably in scale, but share the common goal of arresting the insidious spread of HIV infection in Africa. The UCLA AIDS Institute recognizes that this goal can be achieved only through the coordinated efforts of all those who have a stake in the campaign to contain the HIV pandemic. For this reason the Institute has made a particular point of inviting treatment activists, socially engaged artists, and representatives of corporations that do business in Africa to participate in this program.
Honorary Chair: Michael Steinberg, Former CEO, Macy's West UCLA
Co-Chairs: Gail Wyatt, PhD; Eric Bing, MD, MPH; David Gere, PhD; Thomas Coates, PhD Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA
11:30 am Buffet Lunch, Fowler Museum Terrace
- Irvin S.Y. Chen, PhD, Director, UCLA AIDS Institute
- Mr. Michael Steinberg, Former CEO, Macy’s West, Honorary Chair
1:00 pm Processional to Kaufman Hall
- Iddi Saaka, MFA candidate, UCLA
1:15 pm First Keynote Address
The Honorable Stephen Lewis,United Nations Special Envoy HIV/AIDS in Africa
1:45 pm Panel 1
Using Cultural Beliefs and Systems to Strengthen Prevention and Care in sub-Saharan Africa
Moderator: Gail Wyatt, PhD
- Sylvester Madu, PhD, University of Limpopo, South Africa
- Daniel Ortiz, PhD, Charles R. Drew University and UCLA
- Chandace Covington, PhD, School of Nursing, UCLA
- Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
2:30 pm The panelists take questions from the audience
2:45 pm Perforance
Bareback into the Sunset, Peter Carpenter, UCLA
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Panel 2
Prevention and Care in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings
Moderator: Dr. Eric Bing, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles
- Louis Munyakazi, PhD, Director, Treatment and Research on AIDS Center, Rwanda
- Francisco Ernesto, MD,Director of Public Health, Angolan Armed Forces, Angola
- Karen Cheng, PhD, Charles R. Drew University
- Speciaosa Wandira Kazibwe, MD, (invited) Vice President of Uganda, 1994 – 2003
4:15 pm The panelists take questions from the audience
4:30 pm Short break
4:45 pm Conversation
Corporate and Foundation Response to AIDS in Africa
Co-Moderators: Mr. Michael Steinberg and Thomas Coates, PhD
5:30 pm Second Keynote Address
Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Committee on Foreign Relations
6:00 pm Visual Arts and AIDS in South Africa
- Carol Brown, Durban Art Gallery
- Robert Sember, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
6:30 pm Film and Discussion
Vulnerability to AIDS, TB, and Malaria: The Role of Poverty
- Claire Panosian, MD
- Dean Jamison, PhD, UCLA
7:00 pm Recessional to Fowler Museum
- Iddi Saaka, MFA candidate, UCLA
7:15 pm Reception and Buffet Supper, Fowler Museum Terrace
Closing Remarks: Representative, Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa
What can be done?
What can be done to contain—and ultimately extinguish—the viral firestorm that is sweeping across sub-Saharan Africa? In the past twenty years AIDS has claimed tens of millions of African lives, left millions of orphans in its wake, depopulated villages, destroyed the social infrastructure of communities, and destabilized economies across the continent.
It is already too late to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe of unprecedented scope, but it is not too late to make a difference. The UCLA AIDS Institute is committed to making a difference, through productive partnerships with governments and non-governmental agencies, and through imaginative approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, and care.
Sometimes the difference is a modest one— like Dr. Chandice Covington’s pilot program to provide HIV-negative wet nurses for the uninfected offspring of HIV-positive Kenyan women. And sometimes the difference is a major one—like Dr. Eric Bing’s program to enlist the entire Angolan army to promote HIV education and prevention in that war-ravaged country.
"Integrating HIV Prevention and Care in Africa: Existing Challenges and Innovative Solutions" showcases partnerships and programs that differ considerably in scale, but share the common goal of arresting the insidious spread of HIV infection in Africa. The UCLA AIDS Institute recognizes that this goal can only be achieved through the coordinated efforts of all those who have a stake in the campaign to contain the HIV pandemic.
For this reason the Institute has make a particular point of inviting treatment activists, socially engaged artists, and representatives of corporations that do business in Africa to participate in this daylong symposium.
Our hope is that this symposium will engender further cross-collaborations between all of these parties—and will lead to even more efficient and effective ways of providing both prevention and care to the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa.
No charge to register, but seating is limited. Call 310-794-7209 by April 7th to RSVP.
For more information please contact
Elizabeth S. Withers-Ward, Ph.D. Managing Director UCLA AIDS Institute
Tel: (310) 206-6889
Sponsor(s): UCLA AIDS Institute