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AIDS 2010: Bridging the Divide: Inter-Disciplinary Partnerships for HIV and Health Systems

AIDS 2010: Bridging the Divide: Inter-Disciplinary Partnerships for HIV and Health Systems

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

HIV programs represent the first successful large-scale chronic disease program in resource-limited settings in history. Lessons learned from scaling up effective systems for chronic HIV programmes are therefore critical to informing investments geared towards the improvement of overall health systems performance and advancing other health-related Millennium Development Goals, including maternal and child health. Existing data on the interactions between HIV programmes and broader health systems are scarce but growing. There is a growing realization that the way forward requires ‘bridging the gap’ between HIV researchers and implementers and other sectors, including other chronic disease experts, health economists and health systems experts.

The session will bring together leading experts to feed back outcomes from the HIV and Health Systems Meeting to the AIDS 2010 Conference, focusing on: presenting data and evidence from implementation research; highlighting strategies required to improve the performance of selected health systems functions; sharing experiences on how to leverage HIV programming to improve other services; facilitating an interactive discussion looking to future scenarios of policy-oriented questions with regards to HIV, global health initiatives and “Universal Access” and MDG targets.

Event Date

Jul 20, 2010