18th ICASA | 29 NOV - 4 DEC 2015 | HARARE | ZIMBABWE
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND STIs IN AFRICA
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Michel Sidibé
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Since his appointment as Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2009, Michel Sidibé’s vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths has echoed around the world. Under his leadership UNAIDS works to ensure that no one is left behind in the response to HIV and that everyone in need has access to life-saving HIV services. He ...  [Read more]

Dr. Leila Pakkala
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Leila Pakkala is the UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, a position she has held since March last year. Based in Nairobi, she is responsible for leadership, oversight and guidance to 21 UNICEF country offices as well as the representation of the organization with governments, donors, the private sector and civil society in this region. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Pakkala was UNICEF’s Director of Private Fundraising and ...  [Read more]

Dr Matshidiso Moeti
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, a public health veteran, is the first woman WHO Regional Director for Africa. She joined the WHO Regional Office for Africa in 1999 and has held several senior positions in the Organization. At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Dr. Moeti led WHO’s “3 by 5” Initiative in the African Region, an Initiative that helped establish systems for the provision of antiretroviral therapy in countries and resulted in a ...  [Read more]

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
Monday, October 19th, 2015

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin is a global leader of public health, women’s empowerment and young people, particularly focused on promoting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as population and development. Since his appointment as UNFPA Executive Director, effective 2011, he has spearheaded efforts by ...  [Read more]

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