What Africa Teaches Us: PEPFAR’s Transformation of the U.S. Domestic HIV Response
Working on HIV/AIDS programs around the world, I have seen how the global AIDS response, including PEPFAR is pleased to join with the US Agency for International Development to host a satellite session on “What Africa Teaches Us: PEPFAR’s Transformation of the U.S. Domestic HIV Response.” The satellite will be co-chaired by John Donnelly, Correspondent with GlobalPost and Paul Mahanna, Deputy Director from USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS.
During the session, John, Paul and I will be joined by PEPFAR-engaged leaders from the U.S. domestic HIV response with experience in local and federal government, academia, community-based service provision, national strategic planning, metrics and data use, clinical services, and advocacy:
- Lisa Fitzpatrick Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist, Howard University
- Annie LaTour Schwartz* Senior M&E Advisor, Global Health Bureau, USAID*Former M&E Advisor, DC Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, & TB Administration
- A. Toni Young Executive Director, Community Education Group
- Jeff Crowley Former Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy
- Jonathan Mermin Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Turning the tide together requires maximizing the insights and solutions across both high and low-resource settings. Panel and audience discussions will broaden our perspectives for the future.
Open to conference participants, the session will take place on Thursday, July 26 from 7:00am – 8:30am in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mini Room 2.