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Stand Up for Children and Adolescents at AIDS 2018

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Dear Colleagues,

Sharing with you a roadmap highlighting events on Children and Adolescents organized by the 'Three Frees' Partners, Save the Children and AVERT.



Look forward to seeing you at AIDS 2018.



Best,
Jessica

Jessica Rodrigues, MS
Programme Specialist (Partnerships and Learning)
UNICEF, HIV Section
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Three Frees AIDS 2018 Roadmap Final.pdf

Abstract Submissions Open for the HIV Adolescents Workshop

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Dear Colleagues,
Please to share with you news about the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence to be held in 10-12 October, Cape Town, South Africa. For more information please see the website.<http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/2nd-adolescence-workshop/?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email>

Best,
Jessica

Jessica Rodrigues, MS
Programme Specialist (Partnerships and Learning)
UNICEF, HIV Section
3 UN Plaza
917 265-4533

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Attachments
HIV Adolescence Workshop - Submit your abstract.pdf

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4 days 9 hours ago
Dear Colleagues,
Sharing with you events organized by the International Community of Women Living with HIV at AIDS 2018.

See you there!
Jessica

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The Last Mile to EMTCT: Are we there yet?




Monday, July 23

08:00 - 10:00h

Venue: Auditorium

Breakfast will be provided.




This session, convened by PMTCT partners, will aim to answer three questions: (1) Where are we now and what still needs to be done?; (2) What are the game changers, innovations and keys to success we can learn from?; and (3) How data can help drive quality and better outcomes for mothers and children?

Speakers will include representatives from governments and civil society, ICAP, OGAC, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO.

Event conveners: ICAP, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO



Session Co-Chairs:
Deborah Von Zinkernagel (UNAIDS) and Elaine Abrams (ICAP)

Speakers:
Sani Aliyu (Nigeria)
Meg Doherty (WHO)
Priscilla Lumano-Mulenga (Zambia)
Chewe Luo (UNICEF)
Mary Mahy (UNAIDS)
Simangele Mthethwa-Hleza (Swaziland)
Lillian Mworeko (ICW)
Nono Simelela (WHO)
Fatima Tsiouris (ICAP)
Wiendra Waworuntu (Indonesia)
Heather Watts (PEPFAR)







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Jessica

Jessica Rodrigues, MS
Programme Specialist (Partnerships and Learning)
UNICEF, HIV Section
3 UN Plaza
917 265-4533

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The Last Mile to EMTCT: Are we there yet?




Monday, July 23
08:00 - 10:00h

Venue: Auditorium

Breakfast will be provided.




This session, convened by the PMTCT partners, will aim to answer three questions: (1) Where are we now and where do we need to go?; (2) What are the game changers and innovations that will get us to the finish line?; and (3) How can we better use data for quality improvement and monitoring progress?

Speakers will include representatives from governments and civil society, ICAP, OGAC, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO.

Event conveners: ICAP, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO



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Diagnose, Treat, Innovate: A Paradigm Shift for Ending Paediatric

AIDS




Monday, July 23
12:30 - 14:30h

Venue: Hall 11B

Refreshments will be provided.




This session will highlight game-changing innovations for paediatric HIV diagnosis, treatment and monitoring as well as evidence supporting their readiness for scale-up and opportunities for these innovations to complement the role of PMTCT programmes in the elimination of paediatric AIDS.

Speakers include: Smiljka de Lussigny (Unitaid); Ndlovu Nqobile (ASLM); Trevor Peter (CHAI); Rebecca Bailey (EGPAF); Victor Musiime (DNDi); Chewe Luo (UNICEF); George Siberry (PEPFAR); Surbhi Modi (CDC).

Event Conveners: ASLM, CHAI, DNDi, EGPAF, UNICEF and Unitaid



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Women Leaders in the Global HIV Response for Children




Wednesday, July 25
15:30 - 17:00h

Venue: Okura Hotel, Amsterdam

Refreshments will be provided.




UNICEF launches a new report examining the global HIV response for children, adolescents and young women from the perspectives of extraordinary women leaders who have led the response in their spheres and made it their life's work. The report tells a compelling story of the remarkable successes achieved over the course of 30 years of the epidemic, the difficulties encountered and the challenges overcome, and what lies ahead on the continuing road to ending AIDS for children and for all. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore will host the event which is sponsored in part by the Okura Hotel.



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Scaling Breakthrough Innovations to Transform

Adolescent AIDS Services




Wednesday, July 25
18:30 - 20:30h

Venue: E105-108

Refreshments will be provided.




This dialogue will identify critical themes that could inform the future of the global adolescent AIDS response. Panelists will reflect on the complex innovation landscape; discuss ways to move differentiated service delivery models and technological innovations beyond pilot scale; and examine the leadership, policy and systems attributes that have enabled transformative scaling up of adolescent-responsive services in selected contexts.

Speakers include: Henrietta Fore (Executive Director, UNICEF); TD Ciarán Cannon (Irish Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development); HE Dr. Alfred Madigele (Minister of Health Botswana); Dr. Sani Aliyu (Director-General, NACA, Nigeria); Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker (President, IAS); Catherine Sozi (Director, Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS); Dr. Nduku Kilonzo (Director, NACC, Kenya).

Event Conveners: UNICEF, UNAIDS, Irish AID



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SHE is the Future: Adolescent Girl and Young Women's Engagement

in a More Effective National Prevention Response




Thursday, July 26
07:00 - 08:30h

Venue: G104-105

Breakfast will be provided.




This dialogue will give voice to the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the next generation of female leaders in the HIV response. Panelists will showcase innovative campaigns to galvanize a sustainable movement; stimulate intergenerational dialogue on how country-owned responses have elevated AGYW participation in the national and regional discourse; and examine whether existing investments are sufficient to turn the tide.

Speakers include Henrietta Fore (Executive Director, UNICEF), Ambassador Deborah L. Birx (U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Rep. for Global Health Diplomacy); Dr. Marijke Wijnroks (Chief of Staff, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria); HE Monica Geingos (First Lady of Namibia & UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, Adolescent Girls and Young Women), Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker (President, IAS); Julie Pulerwitz, (Director, HIV and AIDS, Population Council); and government leaders from Jamaica, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Event Conveners: UNICEF, PEPFAR, IAS



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Key Considerations and Implementation Tools for Introducing

New HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies into National Health

Programs




Thursday, July 26
18:30 - 20:30h

Venue: G104-105

Refreshments will be provided.




Many countries in Africa have introduced and are scaling up routine point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID), and are also considering the targeted use of POC viral load (VL) testing within their national health programmes. To support countries with implementation, global health partners recently launched two complementary resources: Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems and the HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit. This session will highlight the specific contributions of these new resources, both of which are based upon robust implementation experience from more than 10 countries.

Speakers will include representatives from Ministries of Health, UNICEF, Unitaid, WHO, OGAC, ASLM, CHAI, EGPAF, and the International Coalition of Women Living with HIV (ICW).

Event Conveners: ASLM, CHAI, EGPAF, UNICEF and Unitaid



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Jessica Rodrigues, MS
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UNICEF, HIV Section
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Join us July 11th for a Webinar on Addressing adolescent girl and young women's risk and empowerment: Emerging lessons from the DREAMS Partnership

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to invite you to a

Webinar with Population Council

Hosted by UNICEF HIV and Gender Sections




Addressing adolescent girl and young women's risk and empowerment:
Emerging lessons from the DREAMS Partnership




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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

10:30 AM-12 PM EST

13th Floor Maurice Pate Conference Room, UNICEF House




Ensuring good health and promoting the well-being of young people, particularly adolescent girls and young women, is essential to achieving the global sustainable development goals. Strategic integrated programming on health issues, can offer an opportunity to address broader goals around education, gender equality, or access to economic resources. PEPFAR's DREAMS partnership is a unique example of a large scale program that has an explicit focus on HIV risk reduction, with programming that aims to addresses both health and structural vulnerabilities among adolescent girls and young women.

During this presentation, the Population Council team will share emerging lessons from their work around the DREAMS Partnership. They will highlight the characteristics, perspectives, and risk profiles of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and their male partners, considerations for expanding the HIV prevention package for AGYW, and insights on the implementation of this comprehensive HIV prevention intervention package.

Opening Remarks:
Roberto Benes, UNICEF Country Representative, Argentina

Presenters:
Julie Pulerwitz, ScD - Director, HIV and AIDS Program
Sanyukta Mathur, DrPH - Project Director, DREAMS Implementation Science Research
Miriam Temin, MSc - Project Director, Building Capacity for DREAMS Girl Platforms

Discussants:
Chewe Luo, MD PhD, Associate Director, HIV/AIDS, HIV Section
Anju Malhotra, PhD, Principal Advisor, Gender & Development, Gender Section


Colleagues from Population Council will be joining the session. Meet us in the 13th Floor Conference Room or join us via Skype.

To secure a seat to attend in person, please RSVP no later than July 9th by sending an email to:
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UNICEF, HIV Section
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The Last Mile to EMTCT: Are we there yet?




Monday, July 23
08:00 - 10:00h

Venue: Auditorium

Breakfast will be provided.




This session, convened by the PMTCT partners, will aim to answer three questions: (1) Where are we now and where do we need to go?; (2) What are the game changers and innovations that will get us to the finish line?; and (3) How can we better use data for quality improvement and monitoring progress?

Speakers will include representatives from governments and civil society, ICAP, OGAC, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO.

Event conveners: ICAP, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO



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Diagnose, Treat, Innovate: A Paradigm Shift for Ending Paediatric

AIDS




Monday, July 23
12:30 - 14:30h

Venue: Hall 11B

Refreshments will be provided.




This session will highlight game-changing innovations for paediatric HIV diagnosis, treatment and monitoring as well as evidence supporting their readiness for scale-up and opportunities for these innovations to complement the role of PMTCT programmes in the elimination of paediatric AIDS.

Speakers include: Smiljka de Lussigny (Unitaid); Ndlovu Nqobile (ASLM); Trevor Peter (CHAI); Rebecca Bailey (EGPAF); Victor Musiime (DNDi); Chewe Luo (UNICEF); George Siberry (PEPFAR); Surbhi Modi (CDC).

Event Conveners: ASLM, CHAI, DNDi, EGPAF, UNICEF and Unitaid



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Women Leaders in the Global HIV Response for Children




Wednesday, July 25
15:30 - 17:00h

Venue: Okura Hotel, Amsterdam

Refreshments will be provided.




UNICEF launches a new report examining the global HIV response for children, adolescents and young women from the perspectives of extraordinary women leaders who have led the response in their spheres and made it their life's work. The report tells a compelling story of the remarkable successes achieved over the course of 30 years of the epidemic, the difficulties encountered and the challenges overcome, and what lies ahead on the continuing road to ending AIDS for children and for all. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore will host the event which is sponsored in part by the Okura Hotel.



Register for Women Leaders in Global HIV<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfufwZM5xpo0CqzZjsen19pi_JqcsVWqchgMxvLxcYqiI_8wQ/viewform?usp=sf_link>



Scaling Breakthrough Innovations to Transform

Adolescent AIDS Services




Wednesday, July 25
18:30 - 20:30h

Venue: E105-108

Refreshments will be provided.




This dialogue will identify critical themes that could inform the future of the global adolescent AIDS response. Panelists will reflect on the complex innovation landscape; discuss ways to move differentiated service delivery models and technological innovations beyond pilot scale; and examine the leadership, policy and systems attributes that have enabled transformative scaling up of adolescent-responsive services in selected contexts.

Speakers include: Henrietta Fore (Executive Director, UNICEF); TD Ciarán Cannon (Irish Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development); HE Dr. Alfred Madigele (Minister of Health Botswana); Dr. Sani Aliyu (Director-General, NACA, Nigeria); Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker (President, IAS); Catherine Sozi (Director, Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS); Dr. Nduku Kilonzo (Director, NACC, Kenya).

Event Conveners: UNICEF, UNAIDS, Irish AID



Register for Scaling Breakthrough Innovations<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepL1buHwuY-NUcmBKUkY3pJfE7Ka23C_w0tfB01y-cE6SC_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link>



SHE is the Future: Adolescent Girl and Young Women's Engagement

in a More Effective National Prevention Response




Thursday, July 26
07:00 - 08:30h

Venue: G104-105

Breakfast will be provided.




This dialogue will give voice to the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the next generation of female leaders in the HIV response. Panelists will showcase innovative campaigns to galvanize a sustainable movement; stimulate intergenerational dialogue on how country-owned responses have elevated AGYW participation in the national and regional discourse; and examine whether existing investments are sufficient to turn the tide.

Speakers include Henrietta Fore (Executive Director, UNICEF), Ambassador Deborah L. Birx (U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Rep. for Global Health Diplomacy); Dr. Marijke Wijnroks (Chief of Staff, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria); HE Monica Geingos (First Lady of Namibia & UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, Adolescent Girls and Young Women), Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker (President, IAS); Julie Pulerwitz, (Director, HIV and AIDS, Population Council); and government leaders from Jamaica, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Event Conveners: UNICEF, PEPFAR, IAS



Register for SHE is the Future<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0EDtJpEmt7clhCkMmYixgi9cvvAuX86-h7PtAVZLbsL--lw/viewform?usp=sf_link>



Key Considerations and Implementation Tools for Introducing

New HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies into National Health

Programs




Thursday, July 26
18:30 - 20:30h

Venue: G104-105

Refreshments will be provided.




Many countries in Africa have introduced and are scaling up routine point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID), and are also considering the targeted use of POC viral load (VL) testing within their national health programmes. To support countries with implementation, global health partners recently launched two complementary resources: Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems and the HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit. This session will highlight the specific contributions of these new resources, both of which are based upon robust implementation experience from more than 10 countries.

Speakers will include representatives from Ministries of Health, UNICEF, Unitaid, WHO, OGAC, ASLM, CHAI, EGPAF, and the International Coalition of Women Living with HIV (ICW).

Event Conveners: ASLM, CHAI, EGPAF, UNICEF and Unitaid



Register for New HIV PoC Diagnostic Technologies<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7LIPlKBjWaY_He80H7jnUrNUD2K3kxUiCCDAhSfEIR1zpBQ/viewform?usp=sf_link>
















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Jessica Rodrigues, MS
Programme Specialist (Partnerships and Learning)
UNICEF, HIV Section
3 UN Plaza
917 265-4533

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10th Annual International Workshop on HIV Paediatrics at AIDS 2018

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share an invite for the






International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics



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Virology Education invites you to attend the 10th Annual International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2018 on 20 and 21 July 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics focuses on research in prevention and treatment of HIV infections in infants, children and adolescents. The annual workshop has been held alongside the International AIDS Conference since 2009 and brings together global experts in paediatric, adolescent and maternal HIV research.


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Learn more about the workshop and register <http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/10th-workshop-hiv-pediatrics/> here<https://virology.eventsair.com/10ped18/10pedregistration/Site/Register>. <http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/10th-workshop-hiv-pediatrics/>








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UNICEF at AIDS 2018

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Join UNICEF at AIDS 2018



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Sylla Mariani, a mother living with HIV, shares a sweet moment with her two children, Côte d'Ivoire, March 2017.
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The Last Mile to EMTCT: Are we there yet?




Monday, July 23
08:00 - 10:00h

Venue: Auditorium

Breakfast will be provided.




This session, convened by the PMTCT partners, will aim to answer three questions: (1) Where are we now and where do we need to go?; (2) What are the game changers and innovations that will get us to the finish line?; and (3) How can we better use data for quality improvement and monitoring progress?

Speakers will include representatives from governments and civil society, ICAP, OGAC, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO.

Event conveners: ICAP, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO



Register for the Last Mile<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNAvfecFPtj5iUjt4BruWYahvNIluxttH_APwJLK0bJBmLYg/viewform?usp=sf_link>



Diagnose, Treat, Innovate: A Paradigm Shift for Ending Paediatric

AIDS




Monday, July 23
12:30 - 14:30h

Venue: Hall 11B

Refreshments will be provided.




This session will highlight game-changing innovations for paediatric HIV diagnosis, treatment and monitoring as well as evidence supporting their readiness for scale-up and opportunities for these innovations to complement the role of PMTCT programmes in the elimination of paediatric AIDS.

Speakers include: Smiljka de Lussigny (Unitaid); Ndlovu Nqobile (ASLM); Trevor Peter (CHAI); Rebecca Bailey (EGPAF); Victor Musiime (DNDi); Chewe Luo (UNICEF); George Siberry (PEPFAR); Surbhi Modi (CDC).

Event Conveners: ASLM, CHAI, DNDi, EGPAF, UNICEF and Unitaid



Register for Diagnose, Treate, Innovate<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUgQdmPaPruXOtxWykpl6rPjIo3pe4m1nkVNGriJ1DEEc9Bw/viewform?usp=sf_link>



Women Leaders in the Global HIV Response for Children




Wednesday, July 25
15:30 - 17:00h

Venue: Okura Hotel, Amsterdam

Refreshments will be provided.




UNICEF launches a new report examining the global HIV response for children, adolescents and young women from the perspectives of extraordinary women leaders who have led the response in their spheres and made it their life's work. The report tells a compelling story of the remarkable successes achieved over the course of 30 years of the epidemic, the difficulties encountered and the challenges overcome, and what lies ahead on the continuing road to ending AIDS for children and for all. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore will host the event which is sponsored in part by the Okura Hotel.



Register for Women Leaders in Global HIV<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfufwZM5xpo0CqzZjsen19pi_JqcsVWqchgMxvLxcYqiI_8wQ/viewform?usp=sf_link>



Scaling Breakthrough Innovations to Transform

Adolescent AIDS Services




Wednesday, July 25
18:30 - 20:30h

Venue: E105-108

Refreshments will be provided.




This dialogue will identify critical themes that could inform the future of the global adolescent AIDS response. Panelists will reflect on the complex innovation landscape; discuss ways to move differentiated service delivery models and technological innovations beyond pilot scale; and examine the leadership, policy and systems attributes that have enabled transformative scaling up of adolescent-responsive services in selected contexts.

Speakers include: Henrietta Fore (Executive Director, UNICEF); TD Ciarán Cannon (Irish Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development); HE Dr. Alfred Madigele (Minister of Health Botswana); Dr. Sani Aliyu (Director-General, NACA, Nigeria); Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker (President, IAS); Catherine Sozi (Director, Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS); Dr. Nduku Kilonzo (Director, NACC, Kenya).

Event Conveners: UNICEF, UNAIDS, Irish AID



Register for Scaling Breakthrough Innovations<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepL1buHwuY-NUcmBKUkY3pJfE7Ka23C_w0tfB01y-cE6SC_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link>



SHE is the Future: Adolescent Girl and Young Women's Engagement

in a More Effective National Prevention Response




Thursday, July 26
07:00 - 08:30h

Venue: G104-105

Breakfast will be provided.




This dialogue will give voice to the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the next generation of female leaders in the HIV response. Panelists will showcase innovative campaigns to galvanize a sustainable movement; stimulate intergenerational dialogue on how country-owned responses have elevated AGYW participation in the national and regional discourse; and examine whether existing investments are sufficient to turn the tide.

Speakers include Henrietta Fore (Executive Director, UNICEF), Ambassador Deborah L. Birx (U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Rep. for Global Health Diplomacy); Dr. Marijke Wijnroks (Chief of Staff, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria); HE Monica Geingos (First Lady of Namibia & UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, Adolescent Girls and Young Women), Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker (President, IAS); Julie Pulerwitz, (Director, HIV and AIDS, Population Council); and government leaders from Jamaica, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Event Conveners: UNICEF, PEPFAR, IAS



Register for SHE is the Future<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0EDtJpEmt7clhCkMmYixgi9cvvAuX86-h7PtAVZLbsL--lw/viewform?usp=sf_link>



Key Considerations and Implementation Tools for Introducing

New HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies into National Health

Programs




Thursday, July 26
18:30 - 20:30h

Venue: G104-105

Refreshments will be provided.




Many countries in Africa have introduced and are scaling up routine point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID), and are also considering the targeted use of POC viral load (VL) testing within their national health programmes. To support countries with implementation, global health partners recently launched two complementary resources: Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems and the HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit. This session will highlight the specific contributions of these new resources, both of which are based upon robust implementation experience from more than 10 countries.

Speakers will include representatives from Ministries of Health, UNICEF, Unitaid, WHO, OGAC, ASLM, CHAI, EGPAF, and the International Coalition of Women Living with HIV (ICW).

Event Conveners: ASLM, CHAI, EGPAF, UNICEF and Unitaid



Register for New HIV PoC Diagnostic Technologies<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7LIPlKBjWaY_He80H7jnUrNUD2K3kxUiCCDAhSfEIR1zpBQ/viewform?usp=sf_link>
















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Children and AIDS Site<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>









Jessica Rodrigues, MS
Programme Specialist (Partnerships and Learning)
UNICEF, HIV Section
3 UN Plaza
917 265-4533

[UNICEF logo horizontal]

UNICEF Learning Collaborative: Partner Events and Publications

2 months ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share






Launch of the GAP-f Website



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The Global Accelerator for Paediatric Formulations (GAP-f) recently launched
www.gap-f.org<http://www.gap-f.org/>, a website that brings together key information on paediatric drug optimization. The website includes links to guidance (such as the PADO list of priority paediatric ARVs and the IATT paediatric ARV formulary), important peer-reviewed publications and events.

This month, GAP-f also published "Catalysing the development and introduction of paediatric drug formulations for children living with HIV: a new global collaborative framework for action<https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhiv/article/PIIS2352-3018(18)30005-5/fulltext>" in The Lancet HIV.







2017 Progress Report of the Three Frees Initiative



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UNAIDS and partners released the 2017 progress report of the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free initiative<http://childrenandaids.org/node/512>. Presenting the most recent data on country progress, the report highlights achievements made during the first year of implementation (through December 2016).






Invitation to Join the Clinic-Community Collaboration Community of Practice



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The Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) and Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) have launched the Clinic-Community Collaboration (C3)<https://teampata.org/c3/> Community of Practice.

The main objectives of the C3 Community of Practice are to:

* connect all of you with experience and/or interest in the C3 methodology
* develop a space for wider learning and the sharing of experiences
* gather feedback on the C3 Toolkit and Be Connected e-learning course
* keep you updated on upcoming events and helpful information.

To sign up, please click <https://teampata.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ab9849ae665d7f7e881b69cf&id=4af7958968&e=81aa6bc5b3> here<https://teampata.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ab9849ae665d7f7e881b69cf&id=4af7958968&e=81aa6bc5b3>. <https://teampata.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ab9849ae665d7f7e881b69cf&id=4af7958968&e=81aa6bc5b3>






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Children and AIDS Site<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>

New Events and Publications

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share






2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence




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Registration has opened for the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence: challenges and solutions sponsored by Virology Education. The workshop will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from October 10 to 12, 2018. Following presentations<http://www.infectiousdiseasesonline.com/1st-adolescence-workshop-presentations/> from last year's workshop, this year will focus on how to optimize care for adolescents living with HIV. Register here<https://virology.eventsair.com/2nd-adolescence/2nd-hivadolescence/Site/Register>.









Lessons from the PATA 2017 Continental Summit




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In follow-up to the 2017 Continental Summit held in October 2017, Pediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) released a summary report with key highlights and recommendations from the meeting. Towards an AIDS Free Africa - Delivering on the Frontline was the focus of the 2017 Summit, which brought together over 200 delegates across 15 sub-Saharan African countries along with programme implementers and policy-makers from across the globe.

See the report<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2018-04/PATA%202017%20Continental%20Summit%20Report.pdf> for details and recommendations.






Tools for HIV-Exposed Infant Care and Infant Virologic Testing




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The CDC-Atlanta Maternal Child HIV Branch and International Lab Branch, in collaboration with partners, have developed tools to support health care workers and laboratory technicians to provide services to HIV-exposed infants (HEI), including infant virologic testing. The toolkit includes a flipchart <http://childrenandaids.org/HEI_Toolkit/Flipchart> on HEI care, a job aid for clinics<http://childrenandaids.org/HEI_Toolkit/DBS_Clinic_JobAid> collecting dried blood spots (DBS) and a job aid for laboratories<http://childrenandaids.org/HEI_Toolkit/DBS_Lab_JobAid> working with DBS. Access the tookit on the Children and AIDS website: childrenandaids.org/HEI_Toolkit<http://www.childrenandaids.org/HEI_Toolkit>





World Health Organization HIV Health Care Worker Survey



The World Health Organization (WHO) is updating its HIV treatment guidelines. We would like to understand the views of HIV Health Care workers about the possible recommendations in these guidelines and are very interested in your views.

WHO has prepared a brief survey in English, French and Spanish that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Closing date for the survey in May 10th.

Your opinions are very important to the preparation of these guidelines and we would be grateful if you could complete the survey below and share widely with your HIV Health Care Worker network and colleagues.


* English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QNJ2BB5
* French: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPMHZ2K
* Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFSJCCM







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Jessica Rodrigues, MS
Programme Specialist (Partnerships and Learning)
UNICEF, HIV Section
3 UN Plaza
917 265-4533

[UNICEF logo horizontal]

Launch of the HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies Key Considerations Document and Toolkit

3 months 2 weeks ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to announce the launch of the

HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies
Key Considerations Document and Toolkit



Global health partners are pleased to announce the launch of two important resources for countries implementing HIV molecular testing: Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/poc-toolkit/KCD_draft_English_Low-Res.pdf>, and the HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit<http://www.childrenandaids.org/poc-toolkit-page>.

With the increasing availability and rapidly growing interest in point-of-care (POC) molecular technologies for early infant diagnosis (EID) and viral load (VL) testing, many countries in Africa have introduced and are scaling up routine POC EID, and are also considering the targeted use of POC VL testing within their national health programs. These include countries such as Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

POC EID is a game changer in global efforts to end pediatric AIDS. The sustainable integration of POC EID technologies in national diagnostics systems can accelerate much needed progress towards achieving the 90-90-90 fast track targets for pediatric HIV. In 2016, only 43 percent of all HIV-exposed babies were tested for HIV within the recommended first two months of life and only 43 percent of children living with HIV received life-saving ART. Timely diagnosis and treatment is especially critical for infants infected in utero among whom mortality peaks in the first 2-3 months of life. Reaching the ambitious 90-90-90 targets requires a paradigm shift and innovative approaches. By allowing for the rapid return of HIV test results to caregivers and timely ART initiation, POC EID technologies have been shown to close the pediatric HIV diagnosis and treatment gap.

To address the rapidly growing interest from countries, global health partners developed the following two complementary resources to support countries with planning, piloting, and integrating new POC diagnostic technologies into their national health programs. These resources are based on robust implementation experience from more than 10 countries, and on the technical expertise of a variety of stakeholders.


* Key Considerations for Introducing New HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Technologies in National Health Systems is available in both English<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/poc-toolkit/KCD_draft_English_High-Res-.pdf> and French<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/poc-toolkit/KCD_draft_French_High-Res.pdf> and covers an array of topics across the planning and implementation continuum of POC HIV diagnostics, including policy and framework development; strategy and planning; regulations; quality assurance and data management; procurement and supply chain management; and monitoring and evaluation.

* HIV Point-of Care Diagnostics Toolkit contains various practical tools and guidance to support countries with planning and integration of POC HIV diagnostics into national laboratory networks. Developed through a joint inter-agency consensus-building process and hosted by the Learning Collaborative on UNICEF' Children and AIDS website<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>, the Toolkit currently consists of four modules: Product and Site Selection; Forecasting and Supply Planning; Regulations; and Quality Assurance. Additional modules are under development.
For a short introductory video on these new resources, click here.<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu0Qj4RpnS0&feature=youtu.be>

To share your thoughts about these resources and additional modules you would find useful, please take the survey.<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJBWQNB>

For additional information, please join the Children and AIDS community of practice<https://knowledge-gateway.org/childrenandaids> and/or contact Upjeet Chandan at uchandan@unicef.org<mailto:uchandan@unicef.org>













Children and AIDS Site<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>









Jessica Rodrigues, MS
Programme Specialist (Partnerships and Learning)
UNICEF, HIV Section
3 UN Plaza
917 265-4533

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Attachments
POC KCD Announcement 4_2 High Res.pdf