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AHF IAC Press Conf. ‘20×20’—20 Million on AIDS Treatment by 2020

2014年07月21日 AM07:37
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MELBOURNE, Australia

As part of a groundbreaking global effort to scale up the number of people on lifesaving AIDS treatment worldwide, representatives from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and other civil society organizations will convene a press conference in the Media Centre at ‘AIDS2014’—the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne—on Monday, July 21st at 4:00pm local time (16:00) to discuss successes and challenges in fighting the global pandemic. The press conference will set the stage for an IAC Satellite Session that evening titled, ‘20X20: Testing, Linkage, Retention and Funding—20 Million on Treatment by 2020,’ from 6:30pm-8:30pm (Room 109-110) of the ambitious new advocacy initiative, “20 by 20.” The goal of ‘20×20’ is to ensure that 20 million people worldwide are on lifesaving antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS by the year 2020.

 
What:

PRESS CONFERENCE exploring the ’20 x 20’ AIDS Treatment Campaign—20 million in treatment globally by 2020

 
When: Monday, July 21st—4:00 pm – 4:45pm (16:00-16:45)
 
Where:

IAC Media Centre, Press Conference Room 2, Convention Centre

FOLLOWED BY:

20X20 SATELLITE SESSION—Monday, July 21st 6:30pm-8:30pm IAC Room 109-110
 
Who:

Dr. Penninah Iutung Amor, AHF Africa Bureau Chief

Dr. Wu Hao, Beijing Youan Hospital Director

Peter Reis, Senior Vice President, AHF (who will serve as the 20X20 satellite moderator)

Terri Ford, Chief of Global Advocacy & Policy for AHF

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SATELLITE SESSION ONLY

Dr. Gottfried Hirschnall, World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Department Head

Ade Fakoya, Global Fund Senior Advisor on HIV

Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership

Dr. Badara Samb, UNAIDS Chief of Special Initiatives

 

About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 315,000 individuals in 34 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Additional information is available at www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @AIDSHealthcare

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20140720005020/en/

CONTACT

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles
Ged Kenslea
Communications
Director
+1.323.308.1833 [work]
+1.323.791.5526 [cell]
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
AIDS
Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles
Terri Ford
Chief of
Global Advocacy & Policy
+1.213.399.1001 [cell]
+1.323.308.1820
[work]
terrif@aidshealth.org
or
AIDS
Healthcare Foundation
Loretta Wong
Chief of Global
Partnerships & Advocacy
Hong Kong mobile +852.9063.6084
US
mobile +1.323.420.3535
Loretta.wong@aidshealth.org

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