'Women, Poverty and the Global AIDS epidemic' is Focus of International Women's Day Briefing

March 01, 2004
News Office: Jeff Sheehy (415) 597-8165

The UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative (WGHI) will sponsor a special briefing on March 8 on the importance of incorporating both economic and educational initiatives for women into efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Taking place on International Women's Day, the program will feature Dr. Nafis Sadik, United Nation's Secretary General's Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Asia.

The UCSF WGHI is a program of the AIDS Research Institute, the Center for Excellence in Women's Health, the Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy and the UCSF Global Health Sciences program.

Monday, March 8, 2004
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Commonwealth Club
595 Market St.
San Francisco

THE PROGRAM IS AS FOLLOWS:

  • Welcome, Introductions and Closing Remarks Nancy Padian, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive services, director of the UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative and director of international programs at the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.

  • "Women, Poverty, and HIV in Asia and Dynamics of Emergent Epidemics" by Dr. Nafis Sadik, United Nation's Secretary General's Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Asia.

  • "Affordable Interventions and Economic Independence - The Road to Making Science Work for Women" by Dr. Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, former Vice-President of Uganda.

  • "Undermining the Dynamics of Poverty and HIV-An Economic Intervention for Young Women" Suneeta Krishnan, Ph.D., adjunct professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive services, and director of India programs for the UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative.

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