The UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI) will sponsor a special briefing on March 8 on the importance of incorporating measures to address both poverty and gender inequities into efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
“Women, poverty and HIV are inextricably linked in developing countries. Economics and issues of gender must be taken into account for health interventions to succeed,” said Nancy Padian, PhD, director of WGHI who also is director of international programs for the UCSF AIDS Research Institute and associate director of research for UCSF Global Health Sciences.
The UCSF WGHI is a program of the AIDS Research Institute, Center for Excellence in Women’s Health, Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, and Global Health Sciences.
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER:
DATE: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
TIME: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION: The Green Room in the War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Street
The program is as follows:
KEYNOTE: “WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS: FIGHTING POVERTY AND HIV TOGETHER” Kathleen Sullivan, “Freedom from Hunger.”
“SHAZ!: GIRLS MEAN BUSINESS TOO”
Megan Dunbar, MPH, project director for the Economic Empowerment Program for Adolescents in Zimbabwe for the UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative.
“WHO MEANS BUSINESS? MULTI-SECTORIAL APPROACHES TO FIGHTING THE HIV PANDEMIC” Nancy Padian, PhD, director of the UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative and of international programs for the UCSF AIDS Research Institute, and associate director for research for UCSF Global Health Sciences.
Media who would like to cover the UCSF International Women’s Day Briefing or arrange interviews should call Jeff Sheehy at (415) 597-8165.