Elsayed Ahmed Elnasher, Full-Professor of textiles Apparel, Kaferelsheikh University, Egypt. Born in 19 /8/1965. Have Ph.D. 2000, Msc.1995, Bsc.1989, Helwan University. Diploma 1985 advanced industrial textiles institute. He holds several academic administrative positions: Dean, Vice Dean, Head of Department, He has many textiles patents, Member of international scientific committees. Development of Faculties of Education, commissioned of Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. Has design books published in Germany and Ukraine. Has published over 185 scientific Articles. Editorial board member & Reviewer for more 85 journals, organizer for more than 30 conference and workshop over the world, Founder and editor two scientific journals. And Smartex Conference Egypt. Member of the editorial board of several international journals and conferences, He has made many scientific agreements with European & Africa universities.
Risenga is a Professor at University of South Africa.She completed Diploma in Nursing Science (Gazankulu College of Nursing), Advanced Diploma in Midwifery and Obstetrics (University of Johannesburg), BA Cur ( University of South Africa), BA Cur Hons (UNISA), MA Cur (UNISA), Master of International Health and Professions Education (MHPE) (Maastricht University: Netherlands), DCur (University of Venda). Risenga worked as a Student Nurse ï¿½Gazankulu College of Nursing ï¿½ 1986-1991, Professional , Senior Professional Nurse & Chief Professional Nurseï¿½ Nkhensani Hospital ï¿½ 1991-2000, Professional & Senior Professional Nurse at HF Verwoerd Hospital ï¿½ 1978 ï¿½ 1982, Nurse Educator ï¿½Limpopo Nursing College - Giyani Campus ï¿½ 2000-2002, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer ï¿½ University of Venda ï¿½ 2002-2013, Associate Professor ï¿½ UNISA - 2013 to date.
Dr. Lorece V. Edwards is a native Baltimorean. She is currently the Director of Community Practice and Outreach and Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences at the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy.
Dr. Edwards' current research interest includes: health promotion/disease prevention, women's health, HIV/AIDS, service-learning and community-based participatory research. She is especially concerned about the impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community. Most recently, Dr. Edwards launched two new projects: Project WISE, (the women's initiative for safety and empowerment) and the WHISK Explosion, (women's health increasing the awareness of science and knowledge among women) which focuses on sex and gender differences in research and health among women.
Dr. Edwards is very active within the community. She was appointed by the Baltimore City Council to serve on the HIV/AIDS Commission, she is a board member with the Maryland Public Health Association, and she also serves as a senior advisor for the Baltimore City Health Planning Council.
Francisca Omorodion (PhD) is an associate professor of sociology with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Windsor. She teaches courses on family, sexuality, social justice and health. Her research and teaching interests include sexual and reproductive health of women and adolescents including HIV/AIDS, STIs; violence against women; sexuality; family and environment. She is a reviewer to a number of journals, national and international conferences and workshops. Dr. Omorodion most recent individual, collaborative and multidisciplinary funded projects include weSpeak: Promoting HIV Vulnerabilities and Resilience among Self-Identified Heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black Men in Ontario, funded by CIHR/OHTN; Promoting and Owning Empowerment and Resilience among African, Caribbean and Black Youth in Windsor (POWER), funded by CIHR; and HIV prevention among Rural Youth in Edo State, Nigeria (HP4RY), funded by IDRC/Teasdale. She has scholarly and peer reviewed articles in reputable journals.
I am Angeline Blama Jallah, Donor Corporate Relations Officer at the National AIDs Commission of Liberia (NAC). I am a Liberian, married with two children. I hold a Master Degree (MBA) in Community Economic Development from the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in New Hampshire United States of America and a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSC) in Economics from the University of Liberia. I also earned a Diploma in public and private sector procurement from the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA).
I have worked with the Commission for Seven Years (2012 -2019) in various capacities. I served as procurement officer for the first three years of my service to the Commission. As the Procurement Officer, I ensured value for all public budgetary allotment that the Commission received from National Government of Liberia as well as donor partners such as UNAIDS, UNICEF, GLOBALFUND and UNDP etc. I supervise negotiated contracts for and on behalf of the Commission and monitored the implementations of all procurement related contracts up to contract completion and reports. I was also responsible to prepared the Commissionâ€™s annual procurement plan and defend it for passage through the Public procurement and concession Commission and National Legislature respectively.
Based on my commitment and diligence I was transferred to supply and logistic Officer. As the supply and logistic Officer, I was responsible to tract all goods and services as well as fix assets for the Commission. All goods and furniture purchased for the Commission was processed and counter checked by me before entering the storeroom.
Presently, I am the Assistant Director for Donor Corporate relations. I am responsible for editing proposals for grants, building and stewarding donors and corporate relationships to achieve specific fundraising goals through individual donor and corporate giving programs. I Develop, oversee and actively lead the implementation of a resource mobilization strategy which exploits a wide range of fundraising opportunities, maintain diverse and sustainable income streams and build the Commission financial capacity to meet its aims and objectives.
I am very interested in this conference as it will enlighten my understanding more on key HIV & AIDS issues affecting not just Liberia but the world at large and how we as stakeholders in the sector can tackle these issues by providing the way forward as it relates to meeting key National targets for our people living with HIV & AIDS.
Prof. Zhiwei Chen has completed his PhD from New York University, USA and postdoctoral studies from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of The Rockefeller University, USA.
He is currently the director and tenured professor of AIDS Institute of The University of Hong Kong.
He has published more than 120 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of AIDS, JAIDS, JNIP and JMP.
I am Jeneba Z. Kaindii Grigsby an African(Liberian) from Liberia, West Africa.
I have been married for seven (7) years and blessed with three kids . I hold a Master Degree in Public Health(MPH) from the Graduate School of Public Health Sciences, Cuttington University Graduate School of Professional Studies and a Bachelor Degree(BSC) in Biology and Chemistry from the Department of Sciences, University of Liberia. I hold several professional certificates in Public Health and Prevention Methodologies of HIV/AIDS, Supply Chain, Treatment and Counseling of People Living with HIV/AIDS.
Currently,I work with the Government of the Republic of Liberia, West Africa, through the National AIDS Commission (NAC).
My employment service has lasted for over five years(2014 -2019). During the early years of my employment, I served as the Surveillance Officer with the responsibility to collect data from the treatment site database collected for new clients (HIV Infected) and updates done for all clients with changing in HIV status.
As Surveillance Officer, I was also responsible to supervise Contact tracing and reporting of cases from contact investigators to the National AIDS Commission OF Liberia. The information was processed to guide the National HIV/AIDS Response.
After few years of enormous hard work and sacrifices for the Government and People of Liberia, I was elevated and given additional responsibilities as Director of Decentralization, National AIDS Commission of Liberia. As Director of Decentralization I have the responsibility to coordinate and supervise the National AIDS Commission's HIV/AIDS County Action Plan within the fifteen political sub-divisions (counties) of Liberia. This requires coordination through the county AIDS Coordinators to bring partners, International and Local working on HIV/AIDS issue within the Counties to create synergies and consolidate the approach in addressing HIV/AIDS issues.
Moreover, as Director of Decentralization, I coordinated and supervised the National AIDS Commission technical team and worked with UNAIDS Country Representative in Liberia and key stakeholders to develop the National Catch Up Plan, Fast tracking the 90-90- 90 targets. I have been very involved and continue to lead effort in reducing the spread of HIV amongst the population and has thus through the National AIDS Commission established the County Steering Committee in all fifteen Counties of Liberia. The committee is responsible to monitor the implementation of the Catch UP Plan in the County
I also coordinated with implementing partners to launched the Know Your Status Campaign in Five Counties, namely: Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong and Nimba. The campaign was intended to promote HIV Testing within the Counties.
Presently, I am working with the technical team to develop the Country's( Liberia) new National Strategy Plan(NSP) to drive the National HIV/AIDS Response from 2020 -2025.
I ascribe to Christian Virtues with in-depth passion to improved the lives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
Aijaz Ali Khuwaja
Health & Education Initiative of Govt of Sindh Pakistan
Health & Education Initiative of Govt of Sindh Pakistan
I am a senior social development expert with over 17 years professional experience working across a range of sectors in the field of Public Private Partnership, Resource Mobilization, Social Development, offering key expertise on Project Management, WASH, nutrition, community development; governance, institutional development, resource mobilization and donor relations.My field experience also builds on strong research and policy development skills and spans across poverty reduction, nutrition and wash sensitive, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, post-conflict recovery, climate adaptation, and resilience work. At a programmatic level, I developed slum-upgrading projects and social protection services for irregular labor, strengthened NGOs working for poverty alleviation, developed innovative approaches to secure jobs and social protection for the poorest, and designed UNDPs joint programs to address the basic needs of children and their mothers as well as to promote gender equality and womens empowerment in remote rural and semi urban settings. I have worked for the Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Development Network, UNDP Pakistan, Rural Support Programs, Sindh& Plan International Pakistan. I am currently working as freelance consultant. I am a member of SDG-WASH Tracking Group in Sindh. I have supported/facilitated as Consultant of Accelerated Action Plan for Scaling up of Water, Nutrition & Sanitation Program/Policies for Sindh. I have worked as freelance consultant for Palladium International, USAID, SZABIST-ZABTech, EU, UNICEF, CPDI&Govt of Sindh. I hold a degree in Engineering & Social Sciences/Project Management and is currently completing a masters in CSR from AIT-Thailand (Distance learning program of AIT Thailand, 6 modules have been completed). I am author of two books the first book, published in 2006, is a collection of my published articles about WASH, Nutrition, Poverty and related subjects. My second book, Social Entrepreneurship in Sindh, Pakistan, was published in 2014, which launched by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF/WB supported) in Islamabad. I am regularly contributing for different research journals and have presented my research papers about Nutrition, health, education, institutional development and other development policy issues at IDS-University of Sussex, London, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull London, AIT CSR Asia, Thailand, Microfinance Institute, Dubai & Turkey.
Dr. Naraholds a M.Sc. in Immuno-pharmacology, a combined Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. (retro-virology/oncogenesis) from The Ohio State University, 4 year combined residency in Comparative Pathology and NIH post-doctoral Fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and a NIH respectively. Dr. Nara currentlyholds the Endowed Eugene Lloyd Chair, Professor in Vaccinology, founding Center Director for the Center for Advanced Host Defense, Immunobiotics, and Translational Comparative Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University and also the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman & co-founder of Biological Mimetics, Inc.,. He is also andistinguished Alumni of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011. His comparative medical research interests are to more fully understand how early and pre-determined events in the host innate and acquired immune systems are sculpted and bias the development of protective long lasting responses against infectious pathogens and cancer and more importantly developing new technologies and strategies to circumvent the non-protective immune responses for the development of novel classes of immunobiotics and vaccines focused on the prevention of disease and are translating these into viably products via a new academic- private-commercial model. He has been and continues as National and International member of numerous programs at the National Academy of Science, Institutes of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Centers for Disease Control AIDS, World Health Organization, United Nations Global AIDS Characterization program–related and infectious diseases national planning, human and animal agricultural biodefense, vaccine development & policy reporting meetings involving pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, standardization, correlates of protection committees and consults and serves on numerous scientific advisory boards of corporate, private foundations and academic initiatives in the area of national biodefense, comparative medicine and immunology, vaccine discovery and immuno-therapeutics and a recent member of the U.S. State Department Bio-Industry Initiative Program, The Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CDRF) and The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for non-proliferation of biological agents.
As Specialist in Neurology, he worked for 10 years in the Institute of Neurology of Havana, Cuba. He has worked in Electron Microscopic Studies on Schizophrenia for 32 years. He was awarded with the International Price of the Stanley Foundation Award Program and for the Professional Committee to work as a fellowship position in the Laboratory of the Central Nervous System Studies, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke under Dr. Joseph Gibbs for a period of 6 months, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Washington D.C. USA, June 5, 1990. At present he is member of the Scientific Board of the Psychiatric Hospital of Havana and give lectures to residents in psychiatry.
Tom R. Muyunga-Mukasa is a recipient of the White House Commendation for his contribution to the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Funding Policy. He is a skilled health care provider.An iterative research and program implementer in the three interfacing dimensions of health; development and; social justice with emphasis on the UN SDGs. Tom combines his experience and skills to design durable projects cascading into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He has effectively participated in a range of short and long-term HIV/Infectious Diseases Prevention and Care Roll out activities. He is skilled in community organization, Social change catalysis, justice and civil rights advocacy, competent quality improvement consultant, worked as an epidemiologist, environmental health specialist, writer, poet and motivational speaker. Tom has formulated robust empirical methods to generate data which can be used as theory or practice to inform policy about the underlying affective and cognitive dimensions in the male-female relations impacting dignity of womanhood, informing HIV eradication, entrenching environment conservation consciousness and safety at the workplace. Tom has supported Grassroots in different countries to meaningfully engage in HIV eradication. He has enabled communities build durable institutions in the HIV prevention Public Health and has promoted the ability to explore the market linkage nature of HIV services. Some of the Prevention areas Tom has refined so that critical prevention and care become appropriate between 1999- 2019 in USA, Africa and Europe included: Care Navigator: Providing venues for confidential HIV counseling,Needle Exchange, community education programs on HIV, STIs, viral Hepatitis, harm reduction and HIV Prevention cultural competency; Iterative Response: Manage the start-up phase, develop, and implement community programming. Link and ascertain Behavioral Health, Mental Health Services and link clients to Prevention and Early Intervention services; HIV Testing and Outreach Peer Services Worker; create competence to manage a battery of HIV service interventions. Provided community-based outreach and HIV testing to high risk populations. Conducted community-based education, outreach, and testing aimed at high risk populations. Promoted prevention information, education, communication on HIV transmission and early timely entry into care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Manage HIV Prevention and PrEP Program; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Intervention & Green DOT Services; Link beneficiaries to ATOD/DOT Intervention Services. Empowered beneficiaries to make healthy and responsible choices concerning use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. No-use and low-risk behaviors are supported while the realities of the negative consequence of high-risk use are addressed. Link consequences of alcohol use to influence on sexual or use consent. Strategize to reduce ATOD-related barriers to academic and social success as part of primary intervention goals; Community Health Worker Training initiatives to empower communities to provide HIV/AIDS prevention education, and awareness campaigns to implement strategies to facilitate behavior change and reduce stigma associated with HIV to the community at large.
Nathan Townsend is a singer, songwriter, producer, motivational speaker, international trainer and presenter, professor, writer, social advocate, philanthropist, creative director, fashion designer and consultant, and world-renowned emcee. However, out of all the titles that pose as preludes to his name, the one that matters the most is Social Advocate. Nathan is most passionate about his ever-widening work for HIV Awareness. His primary desire is to help others renew, recover, and rebuild.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nathan has been a creative canvas for positive change for several decades. After being diagnosed with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) in 1984, he immediately embraced an inspiring and life-changing journey to educate, uplift, and innovatively inspire those who share his same diagnosis. His commitment to educate, empower, and elevate are the repetitive themes of his mentoring, teaching, and advocating. Whether for human services or educational institutions, Nathan spreads positive strategies concerning a growing epidemic- daily. In His workshops and intimate sharing, he unveils challenges that encircle HIV diagnoses, such as denial, anger, and helplessness.
Since 2007, Nathan has been a State Certified HIV Presenter;he understands the importance of emotional wellness while trying to conquer diagnoses. He's empathetic in regards to housing and other resources that may appear scarce for those who are accruing hardship from the financial weight of treatment and emotional side effects. In his inspiring lectures, Nathan unveils coping tips that drown stress and mental health disorders. Undeniably, a mental health diagnosis can add another layer to existing shame and stigma, which remains an intoxicating force thirty years into the AIDS epidemic.
Undoubtedly, Nathan's educational disposition merges well with his creative abilities. He has a way of using his artsy disposition as a tool for good balance in his academic delivery; he leads events that illuminate his comforting intimacy, while also educating his audiences on the psychological and physical effects of HIV. Nathan regularly studies a growing epidemic that inevitably attaches to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and other mental health disorders. Because of his honesty and observable passion, audiences easily connect with his HIV Awareness curriculum. Most certainly, Nathan recognizes that education is key. Thus, being a spokesperson for survival and emotional healing stimulates his personal striving --and thriving as well.
Dr Zvisinei Moyo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of
Johannesburg in South Africa. She holds a Doctor of Education in Education
Management from the University of South Africa. For her doctoral thesis, Dr Moyo
investigated the experiences of school principals in dealing with the HIV/AIDS-
related issues that affect teachers in schools. She used a narrative inquiry design,
framed within social constructivism, together with narrative interviews to elicit
Dr Moyo has worked as a teacher for almost two decades and has, during that time,
developed sound scholarly skills through the academic training that she has
received. She was a primary school teacher for ten years in Zimbabwe, during which
time she worked with the Ministry of Health as a volunteer supporting Orphaned and
Vulnerable Children. In 2008 she moved to South Africa where she taught learners
with severe mental retardation. Her strongest intellectual influences and academic
interests lie in the field of Education Management. Meanwhile, her growing
awareness of the dearth of research into school leadership and teachers living with
HIV/AIDS was what led her to pursue research in this field. This research has been
primarily based on narrative methodologies, with actual lived experiences
broadening the focus of her analysis and research. After the completion of her
Doctor of Education in Education Management, Dr Moyo has increasingly found
herself drawn to academic endeavours investigating the topic of ï¿½female leadership,
gender issues and social justiceï¿½. She has published in HIV/AIDS and women
leading education. In 2018, she received the Recognition of Excellence for
Outstanding Achievement in Research and Academic Citizenship in the Postdoctoral
Research Fellow Programme of the University of Johannesburg. Dr Moyo received
the South African National Research Foundation, Freestanding Postdoctoral
Fellowship in 2019 worth R200 000, 00.
Dr. Afolarin Joshua Aiyedun works at St. John s University as an Assistant Professor/Industry Professional in the Department of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health. He earned his masters and doctorate degrees in health and human behavior studies at Columbia University. Shortly after completing his dissertation, he was appointed as Associate Vice President of Health Outreach, Access and Engagement at Brightpoint Health; where, he was responsible for the oversight and operation of 4 health programs, including programs focusing on HIV, HCV, and Diabetes linkage to care, while managing referrals and an outpatient clinic. While in this leadership role, Dr. Aiyedun demonstrated mastery of theories and research permitting his targeting the social determinants of health to improve the organizations overall performance and client outcomes.
Recently, Dr. Aiyedun was hired as the Regional Director of Staff Development & Training for the New York State Office of Mental Health, Childrens Psychiatric Hospital in New York City. In this role, he was charged with maximizing performance improvement, staff development and education/training for 700 staff. He provides effective leadership to this large group of hospital administrators, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, staff in the business office, and all other support staff at the facility. While in this role, Dr. Aiyedun s leadership has led to improved staff performance, achieving impressively high levels of compliance with requisite Joint Commission and OSHA standards.
His research interests include the HIV Window period and developing innovative e-health platforms on this timely topic, as well as other pertinent areas of health, to permit wide dissemination of vital information.
I am Doctor Gulain Imani, a physician from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the heart of Africa.I am in charge of treating women who are suffering from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseasesdue to violence. The treatment is multidimensional and include antiretrovirals, treatment of opportunistic infections as well as social assistance in terms of nutrition.
Dr. Fehrenbacher completed her PhD and MPH in public health at the Unviersity of California, Los Angeles and an NIH Postdoctoral Training Program in HIV Combination Prevention, USA. Dr. Fehrenbacher is currently serving as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow at the Pubic Health Research Institute of India. Dr. Fehrenbacher has published 18 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Ruth has completed her BA degree in economics in Addis Ababa University, and she is studying MA degree in Admas University. She is an examiner in Ethiopia custom and revenue commission. She has been participated in different volunteering and charity organizations. And she has been nominated as Global Good will Ambassador from Ethiopia in 2019.
Passionate in humanitarian activities, Yoris life has been overshadowed with caring for people and a healthy living. Helping people, taking care of vulnerable people, giving and sharing what he has gives him a great sense of satisfaction as he considers the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
Yori has over 10 years of experience in HIV/AIDS field. Trainer of trainers and health care workers, hehas currently been working as Care and Treatment specialist with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation managing a cohort of more than 10,000 HIV positive patients. Prior to work as an employee, Yori volunteeredin the awareness of students through public and private academic institutions and also people living in remote DR Congo districts and 2 years of work as a volunteer medical doctor taking in charge of PLWHIV in a constrained resources locality.
My name is Gizachew Ayele. I received my bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory science and MSc in microbiology from University of Gondar in Gondar Ethiopia. I am now an instructor at Mizan Tepi University in Mizan-Teferi, Ethiopia.
Peer Educator under UNICEF -2010, Appointed as Ambassador for Sparrow Village*World AIDS Day*-Dec 2013, Guest Speaker at Sparrow Village*World AIDS Day*-Dec 2013, Guest Speaker at National Nuclear Regulators(NNR)-Dec 2013, Guest Speaker at Department of Rural development & Land Reforms*AIDS Day*-Feb 2014, Guest speaker at South African National Tuberculosis Association*Awareness Day*-April 2014.
Shamal Waraich is a British South Asian Muslim Gay Man living with HIV. An active HIV and LGBT activist and advocate, I currently work as a social prescriber for CCG and Public Health connecting communities to local support services, tackling social isolation and loneliness. Having previously worked for a national HIV and sexual health charity providing therapeutic support services to Gay Men, Bi and MSM; I continue to work with a range of HIV support organisations, agencies and NGO's to create visibility and improve the lives of people living with HIV. I regularly appear and write in media, press & publications to discuss living with HIV and the need for further HIV support in minority ethnic & disproportionately affected communities. Although my work involves engagement with individuals from different backgrounds, I understand the challenges and difficulties we face when reaching out to people from marginalised or minority ethnic communities. I have an awareness and understanding of the barriers that individuals deal with that can lead from places of shame, guilt or self stigma. I want to create spaces and opportunities to have open conversations around sex, sexuality, testing, treatment and prevention specifically in the South Asian community nationally and globally.
Nikki J. is a 30 year old African female HIV educator and advocate.
In 2002, she went in for a check-up while in college, and received devastating news a few weeks later.
She was diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. After receiving this news she decided to get educated on the disease and seek out services.
When she began her journey to educated she noticed a major gap in representation of women living with HIV. The statistics were high for women but low for education
among women. Nikki J. took this information and decided to change her major to nursing and attend Georgia State University. She graduated in 2012 and has been working as a registered nurse for 6 years.
She has continued to expand her education by receiving her Masters in Nursing informatics, at University of Phoenix in 2015.
During her time as a nurse she noticed a lot of fear associated with HIV among healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers and this is when she decided it was time to share her story. She shared the intricate details
of her story with HIV on youtube. This led to the start of an Online support group. The positive sisterhood where she facilitates support among women living with HIV. She has also been featured in blogs, articles and podcast. Her
debut boook, Life after HIV-Removing the mask was released in 2018.
In this book she shares many experiences that occurred
after her diagnosis and shares how she made it through.
Nikki J. is on a mission to educate women around the world
via the internet and through community events
about the stigma associated with HIV as well as many other complications like mental illness.
She is collaborating her efforts with other community
organizations including the iknowawareness, LLC in order
to accomplish her golas. She is a member of the metropolitan HIV services Planning Council, Gilead Advocate Network
and a new blogger for the girl like me blog through the well project.
Benard is an MSM from the LGBTI community Uganda, persons affected by punitive laws, regulations and policies, severely stigmatized and marginalized, and are disproportionately affected by HIV,This includes men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG), sex workers (SW) and their Children and people who inject drugs (PWID) and other underserved communities., August 2009 Nominated Volunteer by Uganda Red Cross Society Management to support Office of the Secretary General in preparation of meetings with confidential and sensitive clerical services for Partnerships, Management, Governing Board and National Council meetings which exposed me to decision making skills and preparation of such big meetings for an organization,2009-2010 achieved a Diploma in Social Development from Nsamizi Institute of Social Development. He has spent all his education semesters in Uganda where his research allowed him to offer services to all without discrimination.20th February 20th May 2010 Volunteer Internship with Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)Peer Educator. After graduation, Benard focused on advocating for the rights of the young people with emphasis on access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rightsfriendly services without discrimination.
He joined the LGBTI community Movement in 2012 under Spectrum Uganda an MSM organization for 3 years of volunteer services, later established Vijana Na Children Foundation (Vinacef)Uganda with the main focus on Integrated Community Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Youth Development Programmes in Uganda and he is the Secretary General, Benrad is has also had several trainings March 2013, Underwent a Peer Educators Training on Key Population Health Conditions at Most at Risk Populations Initiative (MAPI), Mulago Hospital, August 2011, Underwent Child Protection Policy organized by Watoto Church,1st 17th December 2010, trained in Interpersonal Communication for Reproductive Health organized by Programme for Accessible Health Communication and Education (PACE). 27th November to 3rd December 2009, trained in Practical Commercial Skills Youth Camp Training, organized by Uganda Red Cross Society in Entebbe Branch,4th 11th June 2008, Participated in Community Based Standard First Aid Training Course conducted by Uganda Red Cross Society, Kampala East Branch,1st 8th August 2006, Training in Basic Theory and Practical First Aid Training Workshop conducted by Uganda Red Cross Society, West Branch
Todate, VinacefUganda has been able to mobilize 2millionUSD for the LGBTI community from Elton John Foundation with support of UNAIDS, For continued advocacy we now seat on the several Technical working groups for key population inclusion at all levels, these includeCommittee Member of Male Involvement Technical Working Group, Committee member of Uganda AIDS Commission Under MOH, Committee member-Ministry of Health(MOH) , National Reproductive Health Cluster, Committee Member-Most At Risk Populations Network (MARPS),Working group of the Menstrual Hygiene Management, HIV working group and Gender working group all under Ministry of Education, Key population Working group under UNAIDS.
Guy Massamba Kaite is a Congolese (Zaire) Citizen. He lives in the province of south Kivu who is one of the African region the most affected you sexual violence due to armed conflict.
He is an HIV /AIDS and peace activist .
He is currently the Director of the department for combating sexual and gender-based violence at PSVS ( Emergency Program for vulnerable people and Disaster Victims). The program focuses on victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence especially those victims infected with HIV.
He completed too many diploma and certifications which are: Good governance,Democraty,Leadership ,Family and gender conflict management at Durban University of technologie.
Certification in HIV and trauma counseling , Certification in Beauty care and health at INTEC CollÃ¨ge .
Dr. El Hadji Seydou Mbaye was born in 1978 in Kaolack a region of Senegal. During 2008-2013, he earned his PhD in Biology and Human Pathologies with the collaboration of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) /WHO, Lyon (France); 2006-2007 : Master of Life and Health, Specialty Biology of microorganisms, Virology in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2005-2006 : Master of Life and Health, option of Immuno-physiopathology in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2004-2005 : License of Biochemistry in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2002-2004 : General Degree in Sciences and Technologies in University of METZ (France).
He is head of the new department "AIDS and retrovirus" at the Pasteur Institute in Cameroon, which he has been leading since 2016. Moreover, he and his collaborators demonstrate that mycoplasmas significantly increase the cytopathic effect of the virus. This observation is the starting point for ongoing research on the role of infectious cofactors in virulence and the pathogenic effect of the virus, which may lead to new therapeutic and vaccine approaches. In 2016, he joined the Club Kouronne, under the auspices of UNESCO.
"I think this is one of the ways to approach the problem to reduce the rate of transmission. I believe that you can be exposed to HIV many times without being chronically infected. If you have a good immune system, it will get rid of the virus in a few weeks. And this is also the problem of Africans: their food is not very balanced; they are in oxidative stress, even if they are not infected with HIV. Basically, their immune system does not work well, and therefore can allow the virus to enter the body and stay there. "