Reinvigorating Global Commitments to Children Living with HIV
Over the past eighteen months, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted routine health services and made it more difficult to deliver high-quality care to pregnant women and children living with HIV. Ironically, this comes at a time of an expansion in innovative prevention, diagnostic, and treatment options to secure an AIDS-free future for children. Now, as several organizations are reimagining how to reach the ambitious 2030 goal of eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS as a public health threat, and with a United Nations high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS to be convened in early June, there is an opportunity to reinvigorate global commitments and action to addressing pediatric HIV, to secure an AIDS-free generation and to support the wider recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center on Thursday, June 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT for an online event to launch a new CSIS report assessing options for strengthening the global community’s commitment to improving services and support for children living with HIV in the Covid-19 era. The first panel, moderated by J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will feature a high-level discussion with Charles J. Lyons, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), and Deborah Waterhouse, Chief Executive Officer of ViiV Healthcare, on how to deliver an AIDS-free future for children and young people in the age of Covid-19. The second panel, moderated by Katherine E. Bliss, Senior Fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will explore how children living with HIV are prioritized in the strategies of three agencies currently developing new policy formulations: PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and the Global Fund. Speakers will include Angeli Achrekar, Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State; Siobhan Crowley, Head of HIV at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Shannon Hader, Deputy Executive Director of Programme, UNAIDS and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations; and Maximina Jokonya, HER Voice Fund Coordinator at Y+ Global.
This event is made possible by the generous support of ViiV Healthcare.