PROMETRA at the 22nd International AIDS Conference

22ND International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)

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.


Dr. Sekagya and Dr. Thomas Wong, CMO Public Health , First Nations

Dr. Sekagya and Marian Wallet Aboubakrine, Chairperson UNPFII

Giovanni Ravasi (Pan American Health Organization), Dr. Clive Aspin, Sekagya Yahaya, Andy Seale (WHO) and Marama Mullen (IIWGHA- Co-Chair)

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For more information on the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and HIV click hear

While At the Conference

AIDS 2018 Conference in Amsterdam -PROMETRA International Presence in Global Village

The Minister of Health of Canada, Ginette Petitpas Taylor 3rd from Left at the PROMETRA, IIWGHA
Joint Booth