AIDS2016_logo_location_date_horizontalIMA World Health is hosting two side events during the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. They are open to all and do not require registration.

The first IMA talk show will explore how to engage faith-based actors in working with key populations, such as people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender people and sex workers. With guidance from our talk show host, panelists will examine why it is important for faith-based organizations to engage these most-at-risk groups and what roles FBOs can play.

The second talk show will examine the 90-90-90 goal and the challenge it presents in reaching affected youth and adolescent groups. The panelists will discuss the biggest barrier to achieving the UN’s goal in the younger age groups and look at the most promising opportunities.

Engaging faith based actors in working with key populations

2-2:30 p.m. | Interfaith Networking Zone, Global Village
Speakers: Rebecca Waugh (IMA World Health), Bishop Godson Lawson (Methodist Church/Togo, World Council of Churches – Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy), Rita Wahab (Soins Infirmiers et Développement Communautaire & Vivre Positif), Matthew Avery (FHI360)
Working with key populations presents some faith-based organizations with religious challenges. Join us for a look at the value FBOs can provide in engaging key populations and ways they can work together to reach at-risk communities.

Reaching 90-90-90 for youth and adolescents

2-2:30 p.m. | Interfaith Networking Zone, Global Village
Speakers: Theresa Nyamupachitu (IMA World Health), Andrew Fullem (John Snow, Inc.), James Karongo (National Organization of Peer Educators Kenya), Dr. Natella Rakhmanina (Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation)
The 90-90-90 goal presents a challenge in reaching affected youth and adolescent groups. Together, we will explore ways to reach younger generations challenged with HIV and AIDS, including ways we can foster their ownership of meeting the UN’s goal.