[Ip-health] ERRATUM: SAVE THE DATE: WHO-UNITAID-Pangaea co-hosted satellite event at AIDS2012 - The Decade of Diagnostics - 2012 Update - Catalyzing Markets to Accelerate Access to Point-of-Care HIV Testing

unitaid unitaid at who.int
Wed Jul 4 00:18:12 PDT 2012

Kindly note the correct date is Sunday 22 July 2012, and not the 23rd. 
We look forward to welcoming you there!



WHO-UNITAID-Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation Co-hosted Satellite Event

The Decade of Diagnostics - 2012 Update

Catalyzing Markets to Accelerate Access to Point-of-Care HIV Testing

Sunday 22 July 2012

3.45 - 5.45 pm

Washington Convention Center (WCC) 

Session Room 7

The World Health Organization (WHO)/UNAIDS Treatment 2.0 Initiative recognizes that a continuum of services and technologies are required to fulfill the promise of universal access to HIV treatment, emphasizing the role that cheaper, simplified diagnostics must play in caring for millions of HIV positive men, women, and children.

In this satellite session, WHO, UNITAID and Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation provide an update on progress in the development, availability, and use of POC and simplified platforms for HIV diagnostics. UNITAID will announce groundbreaking investments to dramatically scale up access to POC HIV diagnostics in 10 high-prevalence African countries through catalyzing global markets for these promising new technologies. Implementing partners will spotlight the innovative features of their interventions and highlight the market and public health impact they will achieve introducing POC CD4, viral load and EID diagnostics as they emerge from the pipeline on never-before-seen scales.


 The Honorable Barbara Lee, Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Denis Broun, Executive Director, UNITAID


Tsitsi Mutasa-Apollo, National OI/ART Programme Manager

James McIntyre, Executive Director, Anova Health Institute; Chair, UNITAID Advisory Group for Funding Priorities

 Session 1: Global Strategy, Policy and Normative Guidance for Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics

Gottfried Hirnschall, Director, HIV Department, WHO

Ilesh Jani, Director, Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Mozambique and Chair of the WHO HIV Diagnostics Working Group

Brenda Waning, Coordinator of Market Dynamics, UNITAID

Maurine Murtagh, Global Health and Diagnostics Expert, Murtagh Group

Session 2: HIV Treatment Optimization through Implementation of Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics

Thomas Cai, Executive Director, AIDSCare China (ACC)

Zachary Katz, Director of Diagnostic Services, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) 

Tom Ellman, Director, South Africa's Medical Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Discussion after each session moderated by Ben Plumley, CEO, Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation

Cocktail Reception to follow

To register for this side event please contact Lily Laryea at laryeal at unitaid.who.int

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