on Thu, January 17, 2013 at 01.27 pm
Lead Theme 2: AIDS, health and development
The AIDS response has been a pioneer on many fronts – in areas such as inclusive governance, robust accountability systems from the community to the UN General Assembly, strategic investments approaches and the practical imperative of promoting human rights, dignity and equity.
1. What are the key factors that account for the significant progress seen in the AIDS response and how can these factors be applied to doing health and development differently?
2. Can lessons learned accelerate progress towards, for example, universal health coverage, preventing and treating tuberculosis and NCDs, reducing gender-based-violence, and reducing health disparities?
3. How can we ensure that the social determinants of health – including human rights, gender equality and equity– are addressed in the Post-2015 development agenda?
4. A recent WHO paper argues for 'universal health coverage' as the key health indicator post-2015, with life expectancy as the leading indicator. Is this a threat or an opportunity (given that rolling out MTCTP and HAART boosts life expectancy) for the international AIDS response? [Question added by Nicoli Nattrass]
- Experience-based proposals for achieving long overdue goals in Maternal and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS. Thematic Paper by FEIM
- UNAIDS perspectives on the critical elements and impact of a rights-based approach to HIV and beyond
The moderators are:
|Gorik Ooms||Nicoli Nattrass||Mabel Bianco|
|Gorik Ooms is a human rights lawyer, who worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Belgium during most of his professional career. He was a member of the Country Coordination Mechanism for the Global Fund in Mozambique in 2002, and helped starting the first AIDS treatment projects in Mozambique. He was the executive director of MSF Belgium from August 2004 until May 2008. In August 2008, Gorik Ooms joined the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. In September 2010, he has also been appointed as Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.||Nicoli Nattrass is Professor of Economics and Director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. She has published widely on the political economy of AIDS policy and antiretroviral treatment. Her latest book is 'The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back (Columbia University Press, 2012).||Mabel Bianco is a feminist and medical doctor, with a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology. She is Founder and President of FEIM: Foundation for Studies and Research on Women since 1989. She is the author of eight books and more than 200 published papers and articles.|