Monday, April 30, 2007

Does the Philippines need the 100% Condom Use Program?

Dear Members and Friends of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Staff Association,

We would like to invite you and your partners from civil society to attend a special Brown Bag session entitled Does the Philippines need the 100% Condom Use Program” on 2 May Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 :30 p.m. at the UNDP/UNFPA Conference Room, 30th floor Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

To be presented by Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, of WHO/China who is in the Philippines to provide technical support in the assessment of the 100% Condom Use Program (100% CUP) - a DOH and WHO initiative that had started in 2003. Popularly known as “Dr. Wiwat”, he pioneered the 100% CUP in Thailand that had effectively prevented new HIV infections in the country in the mid 90’s. He is also instrumental in starting-up the implementation of 100% CUP in 9 countries in Asia region, including the Philippines. Enclosed is a copy of Dr. Wiwat’s CV for your reference.

The Brown Bag session shall start promptly with the following programme.

I. Welcome Remarks Ms. Nileema Noble
UN Resident Coordinator

II. Brief Introduction Dr. Jean Marc-Olive
WHO Country Director

III. Presentation Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn
Team Leader of HIV/AIDS Team in WHO China

IV. Closing Remarks Ms. Rena Dona
Chair, UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Staff Association

This special Brown Bag session is FREE and is open to colleagues from all UN Agencies and CSO partners. Please confirm attendance by e-mail to or call 901-0403 to facilitate entrance inside UN premises.

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