PEPFAR in Africa

PEPFAR in Africa

PEPFAR in Africa

HSPH’s Role in the Largest Public Health Endeavor in History

Thursday, January 10, 2013
1:00 to 5:00 pm – Reception to Follow

Harvard School of Public Health – 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the largest public health initiative in history dedicated to a single disease, has committed over $18 billion for HIV prevention, care and treatment. HSPH PEPFAR supported programs in Botswana, Nigeria and Tanzania that treated over 160,000 AIDS patients.

The symposium will outline partnerships, accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and transition to local ownership.


Prof. Max Essex
Prof. Wafaie Fawzi
Dean Julio Frenk
Dr. Tendani Gaolathe
Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership
Provost Alan Garber
Prof. David Hunter
Prof. Phyllis Kanki
Prof. Richard Marlink
Dr. Prosper Okonkwo
AIDS Prevention in Nigeria
Dr. Roseline Urio
Management and Development for Health, Tanzania

Symposium Schedule

Max Essex will moderate and provide short introductions of speakers.

1:00 – 1:10 Welcome & Introduction, Max Essex
1:10 – 1:20 Remarks, David Hunter

1:20 – 1:40 Tanzania, Roseline Urio
1:40 – 2:00 Tanzania, Wafaie Fawzi
2:00 – 2:10 Q&A about Tanzania PEPFAR

2:10 – 2:30 Botswana, Tendani Gaolathe
2:30 – 2:50 Botswana, Richard Marlink
2:50 – 3:00 Q&A about Botswana PEPFAR

3:00 – 3:20 Break

3:20 – 3:40 Nigeria, Phyllis Kanki
3:40 – 4:00 Nigeria, Prosper Okonkwo
4:00 – 4:10 Q&A about Nigeria PEPFAR

4:10 – 4:35 Panel Q&A, moderated by David Hunter
Panel Members: Wafaie Fawzi, Tendani Gaolathe, Phyllis Kanki,
Richard Marlink, Prosper Okonkwo, Roseline Urio

4:35 – 4:45 Remarks, Julio Frenk
4:45 – 4:55 Remarks, Alan Garber
4:55 – 5:00 Conclusion, Max Essex
5:00 – 6:00 Reception in Kresge Cafeteria

About HAI

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) is dedicated to research, education and leadership to end the AIDS epidemic in Africa and developing countries.