Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate
- John Snow Lecture Theatre, WC1E London
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This event marks the release of a World Bank and World Health Organization review of HIV epidemics and vulnerability among key populations in Europe and Central Asia. The event draws on systematic reviews conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on behalf of the World Bank to map policy priorities for the region, especially in light of the social and structural factors shaping HIV epidemics. To this end, the event includes a moderated discussion, chaired by Professor Peter Piot, among high level experts and policy makers. The audience of the event includes key policy, research, civil society, and practice stakeholders.
14:00 | Registration
14.30 | Opening of the Meeting: David Wilson (Director, Global AIDS Program, World Bank)
14.35 | HIV Epidemics and Vulnerability in Europe among Key Populations Most at Risk Professor Tim Rhodes (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine): HIV epidemics in Europe: A focus on key populations vulnerable to HIV
14.50 | Dr Peter Vickerman (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine): Scaling up interventions for people who inject drugs in Eastern Europe
15.03 | Dr Lucy Platt (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine): HIV and vulnerability among sex workers in Europe
15.16 | Dr Peter Weatherburn (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine): Structural drivers of HIV among MSM in Europe
15.30 | Panel Debate: Maintaining the Momentum to Prevent HIV
Debate moderated by Professor Peter Piot, among the following panel of high level experts:
Michel Kazatchkine (UN Secretary General Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia)
Charles Vitek (Country Director, Ukraine/Russian Federation Division of Global HIV/AIDS, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Dasha Ocheret (Deputy Director for Policy and Advocacy, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network)
Yusef Azad, (Director of Policy and Campaigns, National AIDS Trust) Anna Zakowicz (Co-Chair Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS)
David Wilson (Director, Global AIDS Program, World Bank)
Martin Donoghoe (Programme Manager, HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe)
16.50 | Closing Response: Keith Hansen (World Bank, Acting Vice President, Human Development)
16.56 | Close of the Meeting: Professor Baron Peter Piot (Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, & Professor of Global Health)
17.00 | Reception: Drinks and buffet in the South Courtyard (to 18.00)
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