Friday, March 30, 2007
AIDS Commission for Asia meets in Manila
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Dr. Chakravarthi Rangarajan, the Chairman of the Commission on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, and Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, will be speaking on the highlights of the Southeast Asia Sub-Regional Workshop which will be held in Manila on 29-30 March 2007.
The Commission on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific was officially constituted on 15 July 2006 in New Delhi. India and brings together 10 of Asia and the Pacific’s leading economists, policy makers, public health experts, and civil society representatives working on AIDS. The goal of this Commission is to generate strong evidence-based policy recommendations to guide and mobilize leaders and governments to urgently respond to the AIDS epidemic.
The sub-regional workshop, which has been convened by the Commission on AIDS in Asia, will serve as the forum for Commission members to learn about the field challenges and country experiences in the response to AIDS, and also to solicit views from country stakeholders regarding key policy issues on AIDS. Countries participating in the Workshop include:
• Viet Nam
The press conference is part of the two-day Southeast Asia Sub-regional Workshop of the Commission on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.
WHEN: Friday, 30 March 2007
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Board Room 3
New World Renaissance Hotel Makati
Makati Avenue corner Esperanza Street, Makati City
SPEAKERS: Dr. Charavarthi Rangarajan
Chairman of the Commission on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of India
JVR Prasada Rao
Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific
Member Secretary, Commission on AIDS in Asia
Frika Chai Iskandar
Co-chair, Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+)
Member, Commission on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
CONTACT: Dr. Ma. Elena F. Borromeo
UNAIDS Country Coordinator
Tel: (63-2) 901-0412
For more information about UNAIDS, please visit www.unaids.org
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