Africa Regional Consultation

2017

Early Diagnosis and Treatment for HIV-positive Children:

Strengthening Engagement of Faith-based Organizations.


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June 14-16, 2017 in Abuja

Seats

200 Participants

Speaker

30

Title Sponsor

Sponsor
Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja

Food for thought!

“Nearly 110,000 children died of AIDS related illnesses in 2015, equal to 2,100 children dying per week. Significant challenges remain in scaling up early infant diagnosis, tracking mother-infant pairs, identifying older children living with HIV, providing treatment with the most optimal formulations and in a timely manner, and retaining them in care”

UNAIDS Report, December 2016

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About This Event

The regional consultation will be placing 

early diagnosis and treatment of Children living with HIV

at the forefront of increased faith-based action towards the UNAIDS 

strategy of  Start Free. Stay Free. AIDS Free. 


WHAT?

Caritas Internationalis is joining hands with UNAIDS, PEPFAR her host member Caritas Nigeria in supporting a regional consultation on the theme "Early Diagnosis and Treatment for HIV-positive Children: Strengthening Engagement of Faith-Based Organizations".

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WHY

At the end of 2015, there were an estimated 1.8 million children aged 0-14 years living with HIV with an estimated 110,000 AIDS-related deaths among them. There is need to promote wider engagement of national faith-based organizations, national authorities and pharmaceutical companies in the diagnosis and treatment of children living with HIV

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WHOM?

Several distinguished personalities are scheduled to speak at this meeting, including the Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, the Minister of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dr Oly Illunga Kalenga, as well as the Minister of Health and Child Care of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr David Parirentyatara.

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Speakers

The event will draw experts and stakeholders from all parts of the world

John Cardinal Onaiyekan

John Cardinal Onaiyekan

Host

Dr. Luiz LOURES

Speaker

Amb. Deborah BIRX

Speaker

Prof. Isaac Folorunso ADEWOLE

Speaker

Dr. Oly Ilunga KALENGA

Speaker

Ms Aisha Buhari

Speaker

Dr. David PARIRENYATWA

Speaker

Gottfried HIRNSCHALL

Speaker

Africa's First Regional Consultation on Pediatric HIV

  • Over 200 participants and experts from all parts of the world
  • Four strategic partners
  • Broad consultation among stakeholders in the medical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Three key countries - Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Zimbabwe 
  • Faith-based actors at the forefront

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Overall Goal

To promote wider engagement of national faith-based organisations, national authorities and pharmaceutical companies in the diagnosis and treatment of children living with HIV

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Conference Program

08:00
08:00 - 08:45
Hall Entrance

Registration

Welcome Coffee/Tea and Registration
09:00
09:00 - 09:15
Event Hall

Opening

Opening Prayer
09:15
09:15 - 10:00
Event Hall

Opening Panel

Moderator: H.E. John Card. ONAIYEKAN Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop Abuja, Nigeria
10:00
10:00 - 10:30
Hall

Spiritual Reflection

Catholic Prayers
10:30
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

Coffee and Tea Break
11:00
11:00 - 11:45
Event Hall

Words of Welcome

Moderator: Ms. Amparo Maria ALONSO ESCOBAR Director, Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva Caritas Internationalis
11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Event Hall

Objectives of the Consultation

12:15
12:15 - 12:30
TBD

Group Photo

Photography Session
12:30
12:30 - 14:00
Banquet Hall

Lunch

Lunch Break
14:15
14:15 - 15:30
Event Hall

Country Overview – Nigeria

Challenges and Good Practices Moderator: Prof. Sheila Dinotshe TLOU Director UNAIDS, Eastern and Southern Africa Presentation: 1. The Population Based AIDS Indicative Survey - Aliyu; 2. Fast-Tracking the Elimination of MTCT and Scale-Up of Pediatric Treatment - Oduwole; 3. Good Practices to Overcome Gaps and Challenges - Bassey; 4. Muslim Faith-Based Practices for EMTCT and Pediatric Treatment - Salisu; 5. Pediatric HIV Assessment in Buruku, Nigeria - Morina.
15:30
15:30 - 16:00
Event Hall

Country Overview – Nigeria

Q & A Session Moderator: Prof. Sheila Dinotshe TLOU Director, UNAIDS, Eastern and Southern Africa
16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Tea Hall

Coffee/Tea Break

Coffee and Tea Break
16:30
16:30 - 17:45
Event Hall

Country Overview – Democratic Republic of Congo

Challenges and Good Practices Moderator: Dr. Bernard BOSSIKY Deputy Executive Secretary National AIDS Control Presentations: 1. National Epidemiological Trends, Challenges and Gaps - Yuma; 2. Collaborative Efforts and Actions of National Partners - Saba; 3. Good Practices to Overcome Gaps and Challenges - Munongo; 4. Good Practices to Overcome Gaps and Challenges - Zola
17:45
17:45 - 18:15

Country Overview – Democratic Republic of Congo

Q & A Session Moderator: Dr. Bernard BOSSIKY Deputy Executive Secretary National AIDS Control
18:30
18:30 - 20:30
TBD

Reception

Reception with Guests of Diplomatic Corp and Press
08:30
08:30 - 08:45
Event Hall

Welcome

Participants are received and seated at venue
08:45
08:45 - 09:00
Event Hall

Spiritual Reflection – Islam Perspective

Challenges and Good Practices Moderator: TBD Topics: 1. National Epidemiological Trends, Challenges and Gaps - Kalenga; 2. Collaborative Efforts and Actions of National Partners - Saba; 3. Good Practices to Overcome Gaps and Challenges - FBO TBD;
09:00
09:00 - 10:15
Event Hall

Country Overview – Zimbabwe

Challenges and Good Practices Moderator: Mr. Peter Kwame YEBOAH Chairperson of the Board African Christian Associations Platform Presentations: 1. National Epidemiological Trends, Challenges and Gaps - Parirenyaatwa; 2. Good Practices to Overcome Gaps and Challenges - Sanyika; 3. Good Practices to Overcome Gaps and Challenges - Sidile-Chitimbire;
10:15
10:15 - 22:45
Event Hall

Country Overview – Zimbabwe

Q & A Session
22:45
22:45 - 23:15
Banquet Hall

Tea Break

Break
23:15
23:15 - 12:30
Event Hall

Perspectives from the Region

Moderator: H.E. Dr. David PARIRENYATWA Minister of Health and Child Care Zimbabwe Presentations: 1. The Role of the Private Sector - Shanju; 2. Psycho-social and Spiritual Support to Children Living with HIV and Their Families - Mendouna;
14:30
14:30 - 13:00
Event Hall

Perspectives from the Regions

Q&A Session Moderator: H.E. Dr. David PARIRENYATWA Minister of Health and Child Care Zimbabwe
13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Banquet Hall

Lunch

Short Break; Networking
16:45
16:45 - 17:15
Event Hall

The Baby Shower Project

Presenter: Dr. Echezona EZEANOLUE Principal Investigator University of Nevada Las Vegas
17:15
17:15 - 18:15
Event Hall

The Youth Perspective

Moderator: Dr. John Okpanachi OKO Programmes Director Caritas Nigeria
16:15
16:15 - 16:45
Event HallHall

The Youth Perspective

Q & A Session Moderator: Dr. John Okpanachi OKO Programmes Director Caritas Nigeria
17:00
17:00 - 17:30
Tea Hall

Coffee/Tea Break

Short Break/Networking
18:00
18:00 - 19:00
Event Hall

Holy Mass

Roman Catholic worship
08:30
08:30 - 08:45
Event Hall

Welcome

08:45
08:45 - 09:00
Event Hall

Spiritual Reflection

Anglican/Christian
09:00
09:00 - 09:15
Event Hall

Working Groups – Objectives and Logistic

09:30
09:30 - 11:00
Event Hall

Working Groups

National Joint Actions, Ways Forward and Global Messages
11:00
11:00 - 11:30
Event Hall

Coffee/Tea Break

Break; networking
11:30
11:30 - 12:45
Event Hall

Working Groups

National Joint Actions, Ways Forward and Global Messages
13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Event Hall

Lunch

Break; Networking
14:45
14:45 - 15:15
Kubwa, Abuja

Presentation of the Outcomes of the Working Groups

Plenary Session
17:15
17:15 - 16:00
Event Hall

Concluding Remarks

Moderator: Mr. Luc Armand BODEA Director ICASA Permanent Secretariat
16:30
16:30 - 17:30
Event Hall

Closing Holy Mass

18:30
18:30 - 19:30
Event Hall

Closing Prayers

What the Experts are saying

Media Desk

Location

Transcorp Hilton Hotel 

1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama

900001, Abuja,

Nigeria

+234 708 060 3000

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