JSI and World Education Present at AIDS 2018

July 12th, 2018 | News


The JSI/World Education Center for HIV & Infectious Diseases brings together best practices from 30 years implementing over 300 HIV and infectious diseases projects in more than 73 countries, including the United States. This year at AIDS 2018, our staff will share what they’ve learned through programs in countries ranging from Ghana and Guyana to India and the United States.

Please join us at our various sessions and poster presentations and stop by booth #324 to learn more about our programs.

We look forward to seeing you there. For those not attending in person, click the schedule above for links to our poster abstracts and follow @JSIHealth and @WorldEd on Twitter for updates from the conference. We’ll be live-tweeting using #AIDS2018.

Pre-Conference Events:

PEPFAR Pre-conference 
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22
[by invitation only]

Angelina Nyandor from JSI’s USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ghana will present data on utilizing cost-effective information and communication technology in key population programming. Dr. Kalasa Mwanda from JSI’s USAID District Coverage of Health Services Project in Zambia will describe the project’s work to improve HIV testing outcomes for adult men.

Enhancing Nursing Workforce Capacity to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control and Positive Health Outcomes [Presented by the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and co-sponsored by JSI]
Sunday, July 22, 9am–4pm
[open to all attendees, note pre-registration is required]

Presented by the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and co-sponsored by JSI, this session will address the divide between frontline workers and policy makers.

HIV/TB Pre-Conference
Sunday, 22 July 2018
[open to all attendees]

TB 2018 is an opportunity to highlight the key scientific challenges related to TB and TB/HIV research on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment to set the stage for the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on TB. Under the theme, Bridging the TB and HIV Communities, TB 2018 will focus on cutting-edge research gaps to address concrete service delivery issues, translating science into practice. JSI’s Sabrina Eagan, on behalf of MEASURE Evaluation and Ukrainian research partner IFAK Institut, will present a poster on how the integration of TB and HIV services impacted screening, diagnostic testing, and treatment of HIV and TB for co-infected patients.

Highlighted Sessions: 

Getting to the First 95 for Children and Adolescents: Innovative Approaches for Pediatric Case Finding
Monday, July 23, 8:00–10:00 AM, Emerald Room, MOSA11

Coverage of HIV testing among children and adolescents at risk for being HIV-positive remains low. This satellite, sponsored by PEPFAR and USAID through the AIDSFree Project, will focus on new approaches for improved HIV case finding for pediatric clients. Presentations will feature interventions that leverage routine pediatric case finding approaches in innovative ways and/or utilize novel approaches and will offer participants recommendations on considerations for their own programs.

Where Are All the Men: Ensuring Access to HIV Testing and Treatment Services
Tuesday, July 24, 7:30–8:30 AM, Hall 11A, TUSA02

This United States Government/PEPFAR satellite session will feature opening remarks by Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, US Global AIDS Coordinator & US Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, and solutions from PEPFAR implementing partners for improving and optimizing men’s access to HIV testing, treatment, and retention services. Among the speakers are JSI’s own Kalasa Mwanda from the USAID District Coverage of Health Services Project in Zambia.

Healthy Societies for Healthy Children: Empowering the Future Generation in a World with HIV Needs More than ARVs 
Friday 27 July, 11:00–12:30, Hall 12, FRSY01
This symposium session will demonstrate that to invest in a child, we have to devote to its family, community, and environment. The session will address holistic and multi-dimensional development as well as social and health needs of children. Among the speakers are World Education’s own Patience Ndlovu from Zimbabwe.

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