At each UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting, one full day is set aside for a thematic discussion. Thematic days are meant to offer a forum to discuss salient toipcs related to HIV; in the subsequent PCB meeting after a thematic, recommendations and actions are offered to UNAIDS and its Board from the day’s findings and conclusions.
The 30th meeting’s thematic day focused on combination prevention, an approach to prevention that focuses on the comprehensive and multifaceted nature of programs needed in different epidemiological contexts.
Below you will find links to all presentations and documents from that day.
Thematic Segment background documents:
Thematic Segment presentations:
- What is combination prevention: Michael Bartos (to gain access, please create an account)
- What is evidence for effective responses: Marie Laga | Meena Seshu | Ibra Ndoye
- Scaling-up combination prevention: Richard Matlhare | Alice Welbourn
- Breakout session 1: Brian Mwebaze | Mikaela Hildebrand (please create an account)| Youth & HIV
- Breakout session 2: Cristina Gaberi | Raymond Yekeye | Richard Matlhare
- Breakout session 3: Turning the tide for women and girls who use drugs in Afghanistan | In women’s words: HIV priorities for positive change | Guyana loggers learn about HIV prevention | Civil society key messages
- Breakout session 4: Annette Verster | Andrzej Horban | Dashia Ocheret | Juan Ambrosioni | Matthew Southwell, NGO Delegation
- M&E: Linking evidence to decision-making: Rosalia Rodriguez Garcia | George Ayala, NGO Delegation
Videos and photos from the day:
Session 1: Reaching Zero New Infections: Young people speak out on HIV prevention
Rachel Arinii, from ARROW (Malaysia), Samuel Kissi, member of AfriYAN (Ghana) and Brian Bilal, ICRC volunteer and student (Uganda) speak at the session.
Mabel Bianco, NGO Delegate for Latin America and the Caribbean, puts a question to Anita Krug of Youth RISE (UK).
Session 3: Mobilizing stakeholders: role of civil society organisations and the private sector in HIV prevention
NGO Delegates Joel Nana (AMSHeR) and Ebony Johnson (ICW) present the findings from the session.
Session 4: HIV and co-infections with viral Hepatitis B & C
NGO Delegate for Europe, Mat Southwell, presents the development of the WHO / UNAIDS Advocacy Guide for People who Use Drugs developed by HIT in partnership with INPUD.
Dasha Ocheret from EHRN speaks about the additional challenges and harm reduction strategies required to tackle Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs drawing on experiences in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.