|PS13||TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014||ROOM: 15|
|Integrated Approaches to HIV Management
|Dr. Alexandra Calmy, Head, Unit of HIV/AIDS, Division of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland|
|Integrating HIV Commodity Supply Chains for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Scale Up in Nigeria
Ms. Chioma Nwuba, Logistics Advisor, HIV/AIDS Program Management, HIV/AIDS Supply Chain Management Systems, John Snow Inc., Nigeria
|Administrative Integration of HIV Monitoring And Evaluation: A Case Study From South Africa
Dr. Mary Kawonga, Senior Specialist /Lecturer, Department of Community Health, Wits School of Public Health, South Africa
|Ms. Shona Wynd, Expert on Community Health Care Workers, UNAIDS, Switzerland|
|Eighteen years after the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy, 10 years after antiretroviral therapy massive roll-out in high prevalence countries, the success of HIV treatment have been confirmed everywhere, worldwide. Most national programs however are fragmented. For example, mother to child transmission services are not necessarily linked with ART adult delivery systems, TB screening, diagnosis and treatment services are disconnected from HIV services in most TB/HIV high prevalence countries etc. Civil society, communities and patient-centred care have been central to the AIDS response from the outset and will continue to be essential to scaling up the response. We will aim to explore how HIV services can form a continuum of care and address challenges around improving integrated service delivery as we move towards achieving the 3 Zeros (zero new deaths due to AIDS, zero new infections and zero discrimination) and UHC.|
Dr. Alexandra Calmy is a medical doctor, trained in internal medicine and in Infectious diseases (FMH), and holds a PhD in clinical research PhD in HIV/AIDS obtained in Sydney, Australia (Prof Andrew Carr, 2005-2008). She is currently an associate Professor and head of the HIV/AIDS Unit in Geneva University Hospital.
Dr. Calmy’s research interest is in the public health and humanitarian response to HIV/AIDS, specifically the provision of antiretroviral therapy and management of side effects in resource limited settings. She has worked as a medical doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières in Cambodia in 1996 and has subsequently supported MSF’s HIV/AIDS work for more than 10 years.
She is a member of WHO working groups on the writing and the implementation of guidelines related to the treatment of HIV in developing countries since 2001, head of CSS6 committee at the “Agence National de Recherche sur le SIDA” (ANRS), member of the scientific board of the Swiss HIV Study Cohort (SHCS), and the Federal commission of Sexual Health in Switzerland. She is also a reviewer for numerous well recognised medical journals and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Ms. Chioma Nwuba
Chioma Nwuba is a Logistics Advisor - HIV/AIDS Program Management at John Snow Incorporated. She implements programs in West Africa aimed at strengthening health systems, preventing mother to child transmission of HIV and development of indigenous capacity to support HIV/TB prevention, care, treatment and commodity supply chain management.
She is currently studying online for a Masters in Public Health degree at the Texila American University, Guyana, South America.
Dr. Mary Kawonga was born and raised in Zambia, completed her medical degree there and practiced for a few years before she decided to move to South Africa. She moved to South Africa soon after that country’s first democratic elections in 1994, and looked forward to new and exciting possibilities in the ‘new’ South Africa. After practicing as a clinician in public sector hospitals she decided to pursue a career in community medicine rather than paediatrics and enrolled in a residency programme in community medicine at the University of Natal in the beautiful coastal city of Durban. On completing her four year residency programme in 2000, she moved to the less beautiful city of Johannesburg where she has since lived and worked as a community medicine specialist. In her current position Dr. Kawonga wears two hats. The first is as a public health medicine consultant with the provincial health department providing technical support to health managers on policy implementation and planning and monitoring health services and programmes. The second is as a lecturer with the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision, and research. She is currently enrolled for a PhD at her university. Her doctoral thesis explores methods for measuring tensions and synergies between disease-specific programmes and health systems at sub-national level.