PROMETRA International participates in “Building Bridges: Uniting the Strength of Indigenous Peoples”. 7th International indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS. The pre-conference was hosted by the International indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS and directly precedes the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
PROMETRA International is represented by Dr. Yahaya Sekagya, President of PROMETRA Uganda and PhD candidate of PHARMBIOTRAC-MUST. The pre-conference keynote speakers included Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS; Marian Wallet Aboubakrine, Chairperson of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII); Dr. Thomas Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health , Frist Nations and Inuit Health Branch. Other presenters included representatives from WHO, PAHO and Stop TB Partnership.
The indigenous conversation and work will move into the 22nd International AIDS Conference, “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. PROMETRA International and its partner, International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS work to preserve and protect the rights of indigenous populations and assure that their voices are head in the global AIDS conversation.
For more information on PROMETRA’s work in HIV AIDS click here http://prometra.org/research/hivaids/
For more information on the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and HIV click hear http://www.iiwgha.org/
While At the Conference