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AVSI Presents Case Study of PMTCT of HIV/AIDS in Uganda at Global Health Conference in Washington, DC
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

On October 11-12, the Embassy of Italy to the United States will be hosting a conference entitled, Global Health in the 21st Century: A Road Map for International Collaboration at the embassy in Washington, DC. This two-day event is co-sponsored by The National Academies, Partners HealthCare System, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and the embassies of France, Great Britain and the European Commission.


The conference panels and presentations will range from current challenges in infectious disease, new technological advances, and the impact of climate change on health. The second day shifts focus to models of partnership and collaboration specifically to address the health challenges facing developing countries.


Dr. Filippo Ciantia, AVSI Representative and Program Director for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, will give a presentation on AVSI’s program for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Ciantia will share this case study within the session entitled Strategies to Enhance Health Promotion: Case Studies in Culturally Appropriate Health Promotion and Education.