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"Women, Poverty and the Global AIDS epidemic" is focus of International Women's Day briefing on March 8th

The UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI) will sponsor a special briefing on March 8 on the importance of incorporating both economic and educational initiatives for women into efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Taking place on International Women’s Day, the program will feature Nafis Sadik, MD, United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Asia.

The UCSF WGHI is a program of the AIDS Research Institute, the Center for Excellence in Women’s Health, the Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy and the UCSF Global Health Sciences program.

## Media are Invited to Cover:

Monday, March 8, 2004
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco

## The Program is as Follows: 

* Welcome, Introductions and Closing Remarks
Nancy Padian, PhD, professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive services, director of the UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative and director of international programs at the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.

* “Women, Poverty, and HIV in Asia and Dynamics of Emergent Epidemics” Nafis Sadik, MD, United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Asia.

* “Affordable Interventions and Economic Independence - The Road to Making Science Work for Women” Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, MD, former Vice-President of Uganda.

* “Undermining the Dynamics of Poverty and HIV-An Economic Intervention for Young Women” Suneeta Krishnan, PhD, adjunct professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive services, and director of India programs for the UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative.

MEDIA WHO WOULD LIKE TO COVER THE UCSF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BRIEFING OR ARRANGE INTERVIEWS SHOULD CALL JEFF SHEEHY IN THE UCSF NEWS OFFICE AT (415) 597-8165.