The 2nd International Symposium on Community Health Workers, hosted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, in collaboration with Directorate General of Health Services, Government of Bangladesh; James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh; and Save the Children, Bangladesh; will be held during November 22 – 24, 2019 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The organisers invite the local and international community engaged in research or policy making on Community Health Workers to attend the Symposium on Community Health Workers to discuss past successes and challenges with Community Health Workers in order to formulate strategic pathways for better community based health programme for prevention and control of Non Communicable Diseases further to attain Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals targets.
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Johannesburg, South Africa, 19/20 June 2002
This conference calls on the profession to respond with a new frame of mind and new insights on: educating health professionals; clinical practice, care and research; health informatics and technology; and new contexts and trends. Email Robbie Cameron for more information.
At major meetings, advances in HIV management focuses mainly on either adults or children, leaving out adolescents. To meet this need for international interchange in order to bring the field forward, Virology Education and partners have initiated the International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence: challenges and solutions. This workshop is for multidisciplinary experts working with adolescents affected by HIV. It aims to share experiences, knowledge and best practices in optimizing care for adolescents living with HIV. The program will cover the spectrum of developmental changes in adolescents including social, behavioral, physiological and biological aspects and the impact of an HIV positive status, and prevention programs, testing, treatment and support services among adolescents.
16 - 20 December 2002, Arusha International Conference Centre, Tanzania
Tanzania AIDS Society and Tanzania Commission for AIDS in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Programme in the Ministry of Health and Universities and other Higher Learning Institutions in the country, International Development Partners on AIDS in Tanzania (DAC- HIV/AIDS), Community based organizations, non governmental organizations, civil societies and several other national institutions have seen it appropriate to organize the 2nd Multisectoral AIDS Conference in order to review the progress being made in responding to the AIDS crisis and deliberate on how the fight against AIDS can be intensified in the future. The conference will offer policy makers, professionals involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and control, researchers, private and business sectors, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), the affected communities, faith groups, international development partners including the United Nations system and other interested groups and individuals the opportunity to share the latest advances in knowledge, experiences, skills and technology in responding to the challenges brought about by the HIV/AIDS crisis.
The 2007 SADC Peoples’ Summit will be held parallel to the SADC Heads of State Summit in Lusaka, Zambia. Following the successful hosting of the SADC Peoples’ Summit in Maseru in August 2006 - the Southern African Peoples’ Solidarity Network in collaboration with network members and other social movements and people based organizations in the SADC region will be holding a 'People’s Summit' on 15 and 16 August under the Banner 'Reclaiming SADC For Peoples’ Development and Solidarity: Let the People Speak!!!'. The Peoples’ Summit will offer CSO’s and Social Movements and opportunity to consolidate the outcomes of the process launched in 2006.
The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) and the Department of Health - Republic of South Africa are co-hosting the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, WABA and gBICS partners in Johannesburg South Africa from 11th to 14th December 2016. The Conference will provide an opportunity to review the global investment promises for maternal, infant and young child nutrition in light of resolutions from the 65th WHA of 2012, and to generate ideas for further resource mobilisation and/or strengthening of interventions. In addition, the conference will provide an opportunity to broaden understanding barriers to breastfeeding including promotion of artificial feeding by manufacturers, unsupportive health facility practices, more working mothers, inadequate traditional support, among others and address breastfeeding in a human rights framework. Furthermore, the conference will raise awareness on progress so far made in improving breastfeeding rates, which has occurred at different speeds in many countries and raise awareness on a number of challenges to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and other IYCF interventions due to the funding, structural, policy and political environment.
Now in its 3rd year, the Aid & Development Africa Summit returns to Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 February 2018, uniting humanitarian and development leaders, decision makers and advisors from NGOs, government and UN agencies and the private sector. The Summit will look into latest policy and project updates, best practice and innovations to improve humanitarian aid operations and infrastructure resilience in sub-Saharan East Africa. Participants will gain first hand insights from development banks, donors and government agencies into their financing priorities and funding guidelines as well as benefit from networking opportunities. The agenda is being developed in consultation with key organisations, such as WFP, IRFC, World Vision, USAID, UNICEF, World Bank, Save the Children, UN Habitat, CRS, FHI360, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity International, IRD and will include case studies, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive roundtable sessions.
The 3rd Conference of the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) will be held in South Africa. The goal is to ask the kinds of critical questions it is sometimes difficult to pose in other settings, and to contribute to new and creative ways of thinking about the HIV epidemic. The conference will critically examine the growing gap between rhetoric and reality in the national and international HIV response and will provide opportunities for wide-ranging discussion and debate on the following themes: (Re)-writing the history of AIDS: whose facts, whose visions, whose stories?, An ‘epidemic of signification - cultural and media representations 30 years on, in the era of PrEP and ‘universal’ access, Sexual orientation and gender identity - a new or enduring battleground?, The politics of 'practice': research and practitioner perspectives on intervention and programme development, Power, politics and resistance: the demise of agency in the face of constraint, Positive nostalgia(s) and the international HIV response and Renewing social sciences and humanities research.
The World Health Organization (WHO) World Antibiotic Awareness Week takes place every year in November, and this year will be 12-18 November, with national events for awareness about antimicrobial resistance. Towards this, the 3rd National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Conference 2018 for Uganda is being hosted by Makerere University College of Health Science (CHS) in partnership with One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA, http://ohcea.org), an international network of universities in eight African countries and 16 Universities including Makerere University. This year’s conference will be held at Hotel Africana in Kampala on November 21 – 22 and the theme will be Understanding Drivers and Collective Action against Antimicrobial Resistance. At the conference, the National One Health Platform will launch the National Action Plan (NAP) against Antimicrobial Resistance and it will also one health initiatives in the country.
The theme of the third national conference of peer education, HIV and AIDS, is 'Stigma, lets act now'. The conference will bring together participants from diverse peer education groups in Kenya and the region, and organisations implementing different aspects of HIV and AIDS, treatment, care and support.