Nancy Padian, PhD -----
The UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI) will sponsor its sixth annual International Women’s Day briefing on March 8.
The event will focus on the importance of incorporating measures to address both poverty and gender inequities into efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Stephen Lewis, United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Kim Mulvihill, CBS 5 HealthWatch reporter, will MC the event. Rutendo Kashambwa, a young Zimbabwean woman, will discuss the challenges faced by young people growing up today in Zimbabwe.
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: Wednesday, March 8, 2006
TIME: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION: The Green Room in the War Memorial
401 Van Ness Street
THE PROGRAM IS AS FOLLOWS:
Dr. Kim Mulvihill, CBS 5 HealthWatch reporter
“GROWING UP IN ZIMBABWE-THE CHALLENGES YOUNG PEOPLE FACE”:
Stephen Lewis, United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
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.