[Ip-health] Starting now! Side Event on Treatment Access at the HLM on Ending AIDS

Catherine Kirk catherine.kirk at undp.org
Fri Jun 10 10:15:01 PDT 2016

Reminder: Starting now!
Side Event at the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS
Accelerating ACCESS TO TREATMENT to Achieve the SDGs

Follow the webcast:  http://webtv.un.org/live-now/watch/accelerating-access-to-treatment-to-achieve-the-sdgs-side-event-at-the-2016-high-level-meeting-on-ending-aids/4842547036001
Join the twitter discussion: #accessmeds

Date: 10 June 2016,
Time: 13:15 - 14:30
United Nations Headquarters Conference Room 1
Corner 46th Str. & 1st Ave, New York

Moderator and introductory remarks
Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director: HIV, Health & Development Group, Bureau for Policy & Programme Support, UNDP

1. Introduction
Simon Bland, Director: New York Office, UNAIDS

2. Lessons from South Africa in managing the largest national ARV programme and its implications for Universal Health Coverage
Malebona Precious Matsoso, Director-General Department of Health, South Africa

3. Creating a Social Movement for Treatment Access: The role of people living with HIV in advocating for treatment access
Javier Hourcade Bellocq, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regional Representative, Aids Alliance

4. Balancing the right to health and trade: TRIPS Flexibilities and the Doha Declaration
Celso Amorim, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brazil
5. Meeting the health related SDGs: Opportunities and challenges for the biomedical originator industry
Andrew Witty, CEO GSK

6. The role of civil society in closing the gap and making treatment a reality for all
Judit Rius, MSF

7. Discussion

8. Closing remarks

From: Catherine Kirk
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Subject: Tomorrow(Fri): Side Event on Treatment Access at the HLM on Ending AIDS

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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