How is the world responding to this serious health crisis? Panelists will discuss responses and share experiences from Latin America, The Caribbean, Africa and Eastern Europe. Special keynote by Stephen Lewis, Former UN Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
This public forum will explore the path of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Since the first report of the virus, more than 65 million persons have been infected with HIV, and more than 25 million have died of AIDS. Worldwide, more than 40% of new infections among adults are in young people 15 to 24 years of age. Today, AIDS is the leading cause of premature death among people 15 to 59 years of age. In the hardest-hit countries, the foundations of society, governance, and national security are eroding, stretching safety nets to the breaking point, with social and economic repercussions that will span generations.
Stephen Lewis is scheduled to present during the afternoon session, which begins at 12:45 PM (at the conclusion of lunch). He will speak right after Debrework Zewdie of The World Bank.
Parking is available for $8 -- go to parking kiosk at parking structure # 4 -- enter campus from Sunset at Westwood Blvd. to purchase parking pass and get campus map/directions to closest parking at Sunset Village
The event venue is located on the northwest section of the campus - visit www.ucla.edu/map
for info, transportation options to UCLA, etc.
Schedule (subject to change):
9:30 AM - Light breakfast - muffins, bagels, Danish pastries, coffee, tea, juice
9:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00 AM - 2 PM -- Impact of HIV/AIDS on Central/South America/the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, & Africa Panel Presentations
12 PM -- Lunch (on the terrace)
12:45 PM -- Global Outlook Presentations
Moderator: Allen Roberts, Director, UCLA African Studies Center
Discussion/Question and Answer Session
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8.
RSVP not required. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Latin American Institute, UCLA International Institute, UCLA/Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center, UCLA Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
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