22nd International Aids Conference (AIDS 2018), 23 -27 July 2018

Right to Care is participating at the 22nd International Aids Conference (#AIDS 2018)  in Amsterdam 23 – 27 July 2018.

We support the AIDS 2018 objectives to advance knowledge, promote human rights, galvanize political and business commitment, and address gaps in HIV prevention and will share our South African experiences.

Leadership team in attendance

The Right to Care leadership team at #AIDS2018 will include:

They will be sharing their deep knowledge and experience in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/Aids.  





Presentation details

Edward Sibanda

Programme coordinator, Global Fund, Right to Care

Reducing harm caused by drugs and preventing HIV amongst people who inject drugs in SA

Tuesday 24 July 2018

11:00 – 12:30

Venue: Hall 11A

Blessing Gorogodo

Monitoring and evaluation manager

An assessment of laboratories in Zambia will help establish baseline data to compare and measure impact of HIV prevention and treatment interventions in this country where 65% of the population are on ART.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

12:30 – 14:30

Kate Dovel

UCLA Assistant Professor and PIH Head of Research

Taking testing to the next level – Facility-based HIV self-testing for outpatients dramatically increases HIV testing in Malawi (a cluster randomized trial)

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 14:30 – 16:00

Venue: Hall 11A

Fanie Hendriksz

Managing Director (Right ePharmacy), Right to Care

The role of technology and the automated pharmacy in decongesting public healthcare facilities and enabling “last mile” dispensing and distribution in South Africa

Wednesday, 25 July 2018  12:30 – 14:30

Ian Hove

Programme Manager, Global Fund at Right to Care

How social media is helping reach key populations in SA (men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and transgender people) to provide HIV services and support to people affected by social stigma and violence

Wednesday, 25 July 2018  12:30 – 14:30

Iyiola Faturiyele

Country director, EQUIP

Dealing with HIV in the migrant population that moves between Lesotho and South Africa

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

12:30 – 14:30

Dr Michael Marco

Head, Scientific Program Planning,

Right to Care

The Zomba, Malawi experience in tracing HIV-positive patients who were lost to follow-up and not yet on antiretroviral treatment (ART)

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

12:30 – 14:30

Brooke E Nichols

Health Economists and Senior Scientist HERO

Tough Choices, Smart Decisions, Maturing responses – monitoring viral load for the last mile: what will it cost? 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018


Venue: E 105-108


Sphindile Magwaza,

Technical Advisor (Match EQUIP)

Cost and impact of PrEP implementation in Haiti to adopt WHO recommendations – results from EQUIP

Wednesday 25 July 2018


Venue: Elicium 1

Jackie Dunlop

Senior paediatric clinical advisor/ paediatric and adolescent scaleup project manager, Right to Care

Many HIV positive children in SA remain undiagnosed until they become critically ill but ramping up prevention of mother to child transmission (PMCT) and immunisation programmes can address this

Thursday, 26 July 2018

12:30 – 14:30

Frank Chirowa

Senior M & E Manager Right to Care Zambia and Health Economist

Quicker and cheaper: a comparison of patient costs and distance to access care through differentiated models of antiretroviral treatment delivery in Zimbabwe

Friday 27 July 2018


Venue: Elicium 1



Right to Care abstract booklet available here.


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