BHPF 2017

Biomedical HIV prevention forum

Opportunity to learn more about what works for HIV prevention

Schedule BHPF 2017

Day 1

08.00-09.00

Registration

One hour registration process

09.00-09.15

Opening remarks

  • By young woman advocate
  • By civil society representative (Espas Consfrancs)
  • Luc Bodea, Society for AIDS in Africa xxxx

09.15–09.30

Introduction to the Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum

Morenike Ukpong-Folayan, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (where we are coming from, purpose is, overview of the day)

09.30–11.00

Session 1: HIV prevention – latest data and trends in Africa

Facilitator: Maureen Luba Milambe, CEDEP/MANET+ xxx

  • Why does HIV prevention continue to matter? Caroline – 15 minutes
  • The HIV prevention landscape in West Africa Helen Badini – 15 minutes
  • HIV prevention and girls in Africa Chichi xxxx - Population Council
  • HIV prevention and young key populations in Africa Berry Nibogora, AMSHER – 15 minutes
  • Q&A and Discussion

11.00–11.30

Tea Break

11.30–13.00

Session 2: Health and HIV research and development, technologies and innovation

Facilitator: Ntando Yola, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation xxxxx

  • Overview of new HIV prevention technologies – what exist

Steve Wakefield, HIV Vaccine Trials Network

  • Overview of new HIV prevention technologies – tools in the pipeline

Nyaradzo Mgogi, Zimbabwe  – 15 minutes xxxx

  • The roll-out of PrEP

Daniel Were, Jhiepgo, Kenya

  • Multipurpose technology – enhancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health research in Africa

Pauline Irungu, PATH xxxxx

Q&A and Discussion

13.00–14.00

Lunch

14.00–15.30

Session 3: Roundtable discussion: hot topics in HIV prevention (research)

Moderator: Prince Bahati – IAVI (AAVI.net) xxx

  • Reaching and testing the ‘right’ people

Veronica xxxx - 15 minutes

  • Partnerships and introduction of new HIV prevention products

Get in touch with Manju

  • Innovations to demand and adherence to new HIV prevention products

PLHIV speaker xxx

15.30–16.30

Session 4: African leadership in HIV prevention research

Facilitator: Paul Sagna, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

  • Opportunities for advocacy at national and regional levels

Olayide Akanni, JAAIDS, Nigeria xxxxx

  • Opportunities to link with the Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group

Tian Johnson, VARG, South Africa xxxxx

  • Launch of AFNHi

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health, Kenya

16.30–16.40

Feedback form

16.40–17.00

Wrap up and closure

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About BHPF

Biomedical HIV Prevention forum will provide a unique platform where we can all come together to learn from each other about the newest science and the best practices in HIV prevention. The forum will create a space to share different perspectives and experiences, and it will provide opportunities to make new connections and build networks that will make actors and players in the HIV prevention field even more effective in our efforts to stop the spread of HIV in Africa.

Objectives

  • To update a range of stakeholders on the latest HIV prevention landscape, including targets, priorities and research
  • To promote links between HIV prevention research and programming
  • To facilitate dialogue around topical issues and promising practices, policies and research in HIV prevention
  • To inspire new connections amongst HIV prevention and care providers, researchers, policy makers, advocates, and people living with and affected by HIV

4

sessions

6

speakers

9

hours

1

day

Speakers

Tian Johnson

Tian is a human rights advocate whose career has spanned the development sector in South Africa, with a particular focus within the women’s rights and SRHR sectors

Tian Johnson

Rosemary Mburu

Executive Director at WACI Health. Passionate about Global Health Advocacy.

Rosemary Mburu

Morenike Ukpong-Folayan

Morenike Folayan works as a lecturer and researcher with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Morenike Ukpong-Folayan

Olayide Akanni

Olayide Akanni is the current CEO of Journalists Against AIDS, an aw ard winning Media organisation set to address HIV/AIDS related issue via effective use of the media.

Olayide Akanni

David Cromwel

HIV Vaccine Trials Network External Relations Director at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Steve Wakefield

Pauline Irungu

Advocacy and Policy Manager (PATH)

Pauline Irungu

Pauline Irungu

Program Organizing Committee Member - HIV Research for Prevention 2018.

Nyaradzo Mgodi

Pauline Irungu

Daniel Were

Partners and Sponsors

Big thanks to our partners and sponsors

FAQ & Questions

The forum will update stakeholders present at the forum on new issues and development with the HIV prevention research especially as it affects the continent. It shall create the much needed platform for interaction between African researchers, scientists and community advocates to discuss the issues of HIV prevention and the response on the continents. Synthesis of HIV prevention issues discussed at this forum will inform

  • policy formulation
  • policy review
  • programme implementation

The Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum will:

  • Promote synergy between HIV prevention science and program.
  • Maximize the impact of HIV prevention on HIV incidence, access to care, and health equity.
  • Accelerate the diffusion of best and promising HIV prevention practices, policies and research.
  • Forge new connections across the full range of HIV prevention and care providers, researchers, policy makers, advocates, and people living with and affected by HIV.

The biomedical HIV Prevention forum will provide a unique platform where we can all come together to learn from each other about the newest science and the best practices in HIV prevention. The forum will create a space to share different perspectives and experiences, and it will provide opportunities to make new connections and build networks that will make actors and players in the HIV prevention field even more effective in our efforts to stop the spread of HIV in Africa.

At the end of the meeting, the reports around four themes:

  • Stock taking on continental  investment in new HIV prevention tools research and development
  • Efforts at integrating HIV prevention with HIV treatment, care and support, human rights and research
  • Successes and gaps with current HIV prevention programmes and use of existing HIV prevention tools
  • Consensus on way forward at addressing HIV prevention in Africa – community, researcher, government and frontliners perspectives

These outcomes shall be developed as policy briefs and circulated to all relevant stakeholders within 3 months of the end of the conference. Over the next two years, the Forum organisers shall use the documents as advocacy and monitoring tools. The actions derivable from this shall be part of the report presented at the next forum.

  • All participants should register online.  Please click here for your registration
  • Please do indicate all the sessions you do plan to attend when you complete your registration
  • On initiation of your registration process, you would receive an acknowledgement letter. This letter would include bank details. The letter can be used to source funding support for your attendance at the programme if you do wish.
  • Registration would only be completed after payment of the registration fee. Payment can be made through bank transfers or direct payments into the accounts.  Payment can be made in dollars or Naira
  • The receipt of registration would be issued once bank payment is confirmed
  • If you do have challenges with the online registration, please do contact the nhvmas secretariat at forum@nhvmas-ng.org

    Fill the registration form to start your registration
  • You will recieve an email with a verification link. Click on the link to verify your email
  • Login with the email address and password supplied during first step
  • Complete the registration form and click on submit
  • Invitation letter will be sent to your email address

Contacts

New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society.

44B, Ijaiye Road, Ogba,

info@nhvmas-ng.org

+234-7035495804