[Ip-health] Tomorrow(Fri): Side Event on Treatment Access at the HLM on Ending AIDS

Catherine Kirk catherine.kirk at undp.org
Wed Jun 8 20:49:42 PDT 2016

Event alert: SIDE EVENT on Increasing Access to Treatment to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3


When: Friday 10 June 2016, 13:15 - 14:30 EST

Where: UN Conference Room 1, UN Secretariat Building, New York

Organized by: UNDP & UNAIDS

Speakers: Celso Amorim, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brazil * Malebona Precious Matsoso, Director-General, Department of Health, South Africa * Andrew Witty, CEO GSK * Judit Rius, Legal Policy Advisor, Access Campaign, MSF * Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director, HIV, Health and Development Group, UNDP * Simon Bland, Director, New York Office, UNAIDS * Javier Hourcade Bellocq, Latin America and Caribbean representative, International HIV/AIDS Alliance *

The side event examines the how the lessons learnt from increasing access to HIV treatment, can be applied to improve the health and wellbeing of all people, irrespective of disease, or country, as envisaged by SDG 3. While great progress has been made in placing people on ART, millions are still being left behind. The gap in treatment is amplified by the ambitious commitments UN Member States made in 2015 when they adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, they committed themselves to ensuring the health and well-being of all people (SDG3) and a range of targets, including ending the epidemics of AIDS, TB, malaria and neglected tropical diseases as a public health threat and to combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

Join us: Follow the webcast:  http://webtv.un.org or Join the discussion #accessmeds

Focal points: Josefin Wiklund, wiklundj at unaids.org<mailto:wiklundj at unaids.org> and Richard Delate Richard.delate at undp.org<mailto:Richard.delate at undp.org>

Link to other HLM side events:  http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/2016_HLM_side_events_en.pdf

Katie Kirk
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