To mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic, the Harvard School of Public Health is convening a major international symposium. The two-day event, AIDS@30: Engaging to End the Epidemic, begins on World AIDS Day, December 1, at Harvard University. AIDS@30 will bring together several hundred global leaders in medicine, science, arts, advocacy, public health and government. Participants will engage in a series of panel discussions and interactive events. The meeting will foster a rigorous and productive dialogue about what we have learned over the past three decades and how we can apply those lessons
to end the epidemic.
Unity Dow made Newsweek’s list of 150 Women Who Shape the World. Noted for being Botswana’s first female High Court justice and an author whose books deal with topics including HIV/AIDS and violence against women, Dow was joined by other notables including Hillary Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christiane Amanpour, and Salma Hayek.
We sadly note the passing in December of former Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke. He received the HAI Leadership Award in 2000 for initiating the first ever U.N. session to address AIDS, not only as a health crisis, but also as a security threat affecting every person around the world. His commitment led to a broader level of support for research and inspired increased compassion for people living with HIV.
To help foster community involvement with the Mochudi Prevention Project (MPP), children from local schools were asked to design a logo. The MPP is a comprehensive, community-based approach to HIV prevention being conducted in the Botswana village of Mochudi, where about 25% of adults are HIV positive.
The contest awards ceremony was held at the Phuthadikobo Museum in Mochudi. Ofentse Kgari won the competition. See more entries: