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Webinar Invite: Adolescent HIV service delivery

16 hours 19 minutes ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share an invite for a
Webinar from the WHO-HIV Department
Building Bridges - Improving Adolescent HIV Service Delivery
Through South to South Learning
Join the World Health Organization (WHO) for a webinar on differentiated service delivery for adolescent HIV. The webinar will include a discussion of best practices, country perspectives from Ghana and Eswatini, stakeholder perspectives and viewpoints from a young person on adolescent HIV service delivery. Speakers include representatives of Africaid Zvandiri, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, UNICEF and WHO.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019
04:00-05:15 PM CEST (UTC+1)

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Please find more information in the attached invite and share with your networks. For any questions, contact Wole Ameyan at ameyanw@who.int<mailto:ameyanw@who.int>.
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Attachments
WHO-Adolescent DSD Webinar-20190903.pdf

Registration for AGYW Learning Collaborative

1 week 2 days ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
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Registration and Upcoming Launch of the
Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative
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Call for those interested in knowledge exchange and programming for adolescent girls and young women!
If you are working to empower and promote the health and well-being of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), UNICEF would like to invite you to join a new Learning Collaborative to be launched in late-August.

Please complete this online registration form<https://forms.gle/EprdRWydZ4WEhvqt7> and a short survey on how the Learning Collaborative can serve partners working to improve the quality of programmes for AGYW.
The Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative is a virtual hub for the generation and exchange of programme knowledge, tools and insights to promote HIV prevention and the health and well-being of AGYW. The Learning Collaborative will be open to programme implementers, policy makers, researchers and others who are interested in sharing learning on AGYW programmes, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa. Representatives of United Nations organizations, governments, academia, donor organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations, including youth representatives from AGYW networks, are also invited to join. More details, including a live link on childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>, will be shared shortly.

The Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative offers opportunities to:


* contribute contents and publications for learning and knowledge exchange
* co-create and participate in webinars
* join a virtual discussion group and connect with others
* receive the latest updates on AGYW data, innovations, events and grants

Complete<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBtFlcXoqoHUCQC7kUmaptGO1AlBLBXvcAE8QNn1A-OwXMpQ/viewform> the survey and registration form.

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For questions and comments about the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative, please contact Ornwipa Pam Rugkhla: orugkhla@unicef.org<mailto:orugkhla@unicef.org>.


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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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IAS 2019 Webinar Presentation and Recording

2 weeks 2 days ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share
Webinar Recording
Updates from IAS 2019

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On 5 August 2019, UNICEF hosted a webinar on the latest science presented at the 11th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics and 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City. Dr. Lynne Mofenson, senior HIV technical advisor at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, shared a curated summary of research related to HIV, pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents.

The webinar recording and presentation slides (abbreviated and full versions) are now available on childrenandaids.org. View them here<http://childrenandaids.org/ias2019-webinar>.

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

Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar: Updates from IAS 2019

3 weeks 4 days ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to invite you to a


Webinar:
Updates on Children, Adolescents and HIV
from IAS 2019

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Monday, August 5, 2019
9:00-10:30 AM EST

Dr. Lynne Mofenson will present a summary of the latest science related to HIV, women, children and adolescents shared at IAS 2019.

Dr. Mofenson is currently senior HIV technical advisor at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She was at the National Institutes of Health from 1989 until her retirement in 2014, where she was responsible for programme planning and the development and scientific direction of research studies and clinical trials in domestic and international paediatric, adolescent and maternal HIV infection.



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Join us on Zoom: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/181961125
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Webinar ID: 181 961 125

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


Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Three Frees Updates for IAS 2019, Mexico City

1 month ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share

Updates for the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science
21-24 July 2019
Join the Three Frees partners in Mexico!
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Launch of the Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free Report
Join the partnership for the launch of the Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free 2019 Report during a dedicated satellite session on Monday 22 July 2019 (07h00-08h30) at Palacio de Valparaíso 1, Centro Citibanamex Convention Center.

In addition to findings of the report, the session will discuss best practices from each of the Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free working groups, community and country perspectives, and key actions needed to accelerate progress towards the 2020 targets. Ambassador Deborah Birx, United States Global AIDS Coordinator, and Dr. Shannon Hader, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director of Programme, will co-chair the launch.
Roadmap for Three Frees Partner Events
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Explore the Three Frees Roadmap<http://www.childrenandaids.org/ias2019-roadmap> to find events on children and adolescents hosted by partners of the Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free framework.

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


Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Invitation: International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, 19–20 July

1 month 1 week ago
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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 International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2019 on 19–20 July ahead of the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).

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 IAS since 2009 and brings together global experts in paediatric, adolescent and maternal HIV research.
Learn more about the workshop and register here<https://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/11th-international-workshop-hiv-pediatrics/>.
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Children and AIDS Website<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>


Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar Recording on Disclosure of HIV Status for Children

2 months ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share

Webinar Recording: Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Paediatric and Adolescent Populations

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On 19 June 2019, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and UNICEF conducted a webinar on the disclosure of HIV status in paediatric and adolescent care. The webinar presented components of the Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations, an evidence-based toolkit developed by EGPAF as part of the New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Care Collaborative. It is now available for download in English and French<mailto:http://www.pedaids.org/resource/disclosure-of-hiv-status-toolkit-for-pediatric-and-adolescent-populations/>; a Portuguese version will soon be released.

The toolkit provides general guidance, practical tools and job aides including disclosure algorithms for caregivers, providers, and children and adolescents themselves to deliver informed disclosure. The speakers discussed the meaningful engagement of adolescents in the toolkit development process through the active participation of youth advisors in developing and validating the tools. The webinar discussion also addressed the barriers and enablers of disclosure in HIV care for children and adolescents.

See the webinar recording and download the presentation at: childrenandaids.org/disclosure-toolkit-webinar<http://www.childrenandaids.org/disclosure-toolkit-webinar>

Please contact Rikke Le Kirkegaard (rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>) for any additional questions for the speakers. For more information on the New Horizons Collaborative, contact newhorizons@pedaids.org<mailto:newhorizons@pedaids.org>.
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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar: HIV Disclosure for Children and Adolescents

2 months 1 week ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to invite you to a
Webinar on Disclosure of HIV Status for Children and Adolescents
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:30-9:30 AM EST

The Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations<http://www.pedaids.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NewHorizonsDisclosureToolkit_FINAL.pdf> was developed by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) as part of the New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Care Collaborative. The toolkit provides general guidance and tools for use in clinical practice to deliver successful and informed disclosure.

Join EGPAF and UNICEF for a webinar on the policy and practice aspects of HIV disclosure for pediatric and adolescent populations, a presentation of the toolkit components and a discussion on its development process with youth participation at its core.

Speakers include:

* Dr. Nande Putta, Programme Specialist (Child Survival), UNICEF
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Dr. Nande Putta is a medical doctor, epidemiologist, data scientist and public health leader with over 15 years of experience managing teams as well as collaborative partnerships to yield results for the health of newborns, children, adolescents and women. She has worked with UNICEF in Kenya and New York HQ since 2011.

* Dr. Natella Rakhmanina, Senior Technical Advisor, EGPAF
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In addition to her role with EGPAF, Dr. Natella Rakhmanina is a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University and serves as a Director of the HIV Programme at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA. She has been providing clinical care to HIV-infected infants, children and adolescents for almost 20 years and is a successful clinical researcher within this field.

* Dr. Judith Kose, Regional Technical Advisor (Pediatric HIV), EGPAF
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Dr. Judith Kose-Otieno is a Pediatrician with sub-specialty in Infectious Diseases and with experience in clinical and operational research. She is a public health specialist with over 15 years of experience managing multi-donor health programs and provides targeted technical assistance and leadership in pediatric HIV within country and global programmes for EGPAF based in Kenya.

* Joshua Ochieng, Member, Committee of African Youth Advisors, EGPAF
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Joshua Ochieng is a 21-year-old man living with HIV in Kenya, who struggled with adherence from an early age due to stigma and orphan hood. His experiences inspired him to take on peer leadership roles and become active in local HIV youth networks. Joshua is currently studying community development at Maseno University and serves on EGPAF's Committee of African Youth Advisors.

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Webinar HIV Disclosure for Children and Adolescents.ics

Save the Date: HIV Disclosure for Children and Adolescents

2 months 2 weeks ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative

Save the Date
Webinar on Disclosure of HIV Status
for Children and Adolescents
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:30-9:30 AM EST
Save the date for a webinar on disclosure of HIV status for paediatric and adolescent populations, co-hosted by UNICEF and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF).

During this webinar, you will get the opportunity to hear from the following speakers:


* Dr. Nande Putta, Programme Specialist (Child Survival), UNICEF
* Dr. Natella Rakhmanina, Senior Technical Advisor, EGPAF
* Dr. Judith Kose, Technical Advisor, EGPAF
* Joshua Ochieng, Member, Committee of African Youth Advisors, EGPAF

The webinar will include a discussion of the evidence, policy and clinical practice on HIV status disclosure for these population groups, the components of EGPAF's Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit<http://www.pedaids.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NewHorizonsDisclosureToolkit_FINAL.pdf>, and how youth participation was at the core of its development. Learn more about the toolkit here<http://www.pedaids.org/resource/disclosure-of-hiv-status-toolkit-for-pediatric-and-adolescent-populations/>.

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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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ASLM webinar on POC for HIV early infant diagnosis

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share





Highlights from the Laboratory System Strengthening Community of Practice Project


Webinar: Practical considerations for implementing
point-of-care testing for HIV early infant diagnosis



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Led by the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), the Laboratory Systems Strengthening Community of Practice (LabCoP)<http://www.aslm.org/labcop/> fosters South-South learning and knowledge exchange in order to strengthen laboratory systems and improve health outcomes.


On 20 March 2019, LabCoP hosted a webinar covering considerations for implementing point-of-care (POC) testing for early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV, presented by Jeff Lemaire, Diagnostics Advisor at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF).

Through investments from Unitaid, a collaboration between ASLM, Clinton Health Access Initiative, EGPAF and UNICEF has been working to integrate POC EID testing into the national laboratory systems of 15 countries and demonstrating promising results in increasing rates of HIV testing and initiation of antiretroviral therapy. Learning from this experience, the following were identified as key considerations for implementing POC testing for HIV EID:

* Leadership, governance and planning
* Site and product selection, site capacity assessments and national approval
* Site enrolment, orientation, training, and competency assessments
* Site monitoring, support, and post-market surveillance of in vitro diagnostics
* Quantification, procurement, supply chain, and waste management
* Quality assurance and information systems
The webinar also discussed other practical issues to consider in implementation, such as the location of the POC equipment; the flow of clients, samples and results; and the intensive training of health care workers required to manage and maintain quality compliance. View the full ECHO session here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5x-YAj3sUU&feature=youtu.be>.

Additional practical guidance and tools for the introduction of POC technologies into national diagnostic networks can be found in the HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit<https://www.childrenandaids.org/poc-toolkit-page>.





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Carthi Mannikarottu
HIV and AIDS Section, Programme Division
United Nations Children’s Fund
3 UN Plaza, New York NY 10017
cmannikarottu@unicef.org<mailto:cmannikarottu@unicef.org>
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