International Women's Day Briefing on Poverty, HIV

February 28, 2006
Contact: Jeff Sheehy (415) 502-6397

The UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative (WGHI) will sponsor its sixth annual International Women's Day briefing on Wednesday, March 8.

The event will focus on the importance of incorporating measures to address both poverty and gender inequities into efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Stephen Lewis, United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Kim Mulvihill, CBS-TV, channel 5 HealthWatch reporter, will moderate the event. Rutendo Kashambwa, a young Zimbabwean woman, will discuss the challenges faced by young people growing up today in Zimbabwe.

The closing address will be made by Nancy Padian, director of the UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative, director of international programs for the UCSF AIDS Research Institute and associate director for research for UCSF Global Health Sciences.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Green Room of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness St. in San Francisco

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

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