XIX International AIDS Conference

TUWS04 The Politics of Persuasion: Empowering and Engaging Elected Representatives to Tackle HIV-associated Tuberculosis through Research
  Community Skills Development
Venue: Mini Room 4
Time: 24.07.2012, 11:00 - 12:30
Language:           English

Level:                  Foundation

Target audience: Other researcher, Advocate, Policy researcher

Seating limits:    100
Facilitator: Richard Horton, United Kingdom
Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common presenting illness among people living with HIV (PLHIV), and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. At least one-third of the estimated 34 million PLHIV worldwide is infected with the TB bacteria (latent TB infection - not active disease). This workshop will provide participants with a clear understanding of how to interact with parliamentarians in order to successfully build political support for HIV-associated tuberculosis (HIV-associated TB) control at the national, regional and international levels. Researchers in the field of HIV-associated TB drug research, vaccines and diagnostics will engage participants to enable them to better understand the term advocacy, both at the political and community level. The audience will leave with a better understanding of how the combined efforts of researchers, academics, advocates and parliamentarians can shape and inform the post-Millennium Development Goals' agenda for HIV-associated TB.

Setting the scene, welcome and introductions

R. Horton, United Kingdom

How best to engage and empower parlimentarians to tackle HIV-associated tuberculosis though research

C. Jamieson, United Kingdom
P. Nash, United Kingdom

Understanding the policy making process

J. Ratevosian, United States

Bridging the gap - recommendations for working together

J. Woolley, United States

Experiences from South Africa

G. Churchyard, South Africa

Questions and answers

R. Horton, United Kingdom

Concluding remarks and sum up

R. Horton, United Kingdom


    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.

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