On May 5, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC+3), a special LIVE discussion will be held on opportunities to improve the sustainability of national HIV programs that have emerged in connection with COVID-19.

Obviously, some of the changes brought forth by COVID-19 (simplification of patent regulations, modification of client program management and the use of online formats, simplification of drug users policing, amnesty for drug users in some countries) should continue after COVID-19, furthermore, they will significantly increase the sustainability of HIV programs in the future.

Organizers: Alliance for Public Health and #SoS_project team.

“We invited international experts and created the agenda that would be of interest to the coordinators and leaders of civil society health organizations, as well as the public sector”, the organizers said.

The LIVE discussion will present international experience, simple and understandable recommendations that will help countries adapt to the situation and increase the sustainability of HIV programs.

Focus: on the new opportunities to boost sustainability, not on reporting the problems!

Broadcast speakers:

  1. Fifa Rahman (Malaysia/UK), LLB(Hons), MHL (Health Law) (Sydney), PhD Candidate, International Trade/Intellectual Property Law, University of Leeds, Board Member for NGOs, Unitaid

Topic: Simplification of access to medicines and diagnostics

  1. Anton Basenko (Ukraine), expert on drug policy, community, gender and human rights, Alliance for Public Health

Topic: Simplification of services provision models for vulnerable groups in the region – which of the improved practices should be maintained after COVID-19

  1. Niamh Eastwood (UK), Executive Director of the Release – the British center of expertise on drugs and drugs law

Topic: Decriminalization of drug use for personal purposes and amnesty for the convicts

  1. Volodymyr Kurpita (Ukraine), expert on public health and HIV/AIDS

Topic: Changes to be made in the healthcare system: COVID19 lessons for HIV sustainability

Moderator: Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health, Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria Member of the Board form the Developing Countries NGO Delegation.

Speakers will tell in detail what can be simplified, optimized, improved in the existing healthcare systems in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic impact, so that countries become more efficient and better prepared for similar challenges in the future.

In the framework of the special broadcast, the experts will present their arguments for the sustainability of HIV programs based on the COVID-19 lessons in terms of such aspects, as:

  1. Access to HIV medicines and diagnostics,
  2. HIV services for key populations,
  3. Drug policy,
  4. Strengthening of the national health systems.

The broadcast will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian.

You can watch live discussion on the website below or through social media: Facebook (ru) and Youtube (eng).


Watch online broadcast in ENG

Start: On May 5, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC+3)


Watch online broadcast in Russian  https://bit.ly/2Yxazk3 (or below)

Start: On May 5, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC+3)

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Опубліковано Альянс громадського здоров'я Alliance for Public Health Вівторок, 28 квітня 2020 р.