On 23 July, 2012 in Washington, D.C., the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), World Health Organization (WHO) , AVAC, and Champions for an HIV-Free Generation brought together African political and traditional leaders as well as key figures in the international HIV response at a satellite event at the 19th International AIDS Conference 2012. This unique group of leaders shared their views on the challenges and solutions to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in East and Southern Africa.
The session was a lively, moderated discussion that explored challenges and lessons learned and outlined the road ahead to accelerating the scale-up of VMMC for HIV Prevention, working toward an AIDS-free generation. This historic event can be viewed via the links below. Satellite sessions are divided into segments below for ease of viewing, and accompanying satellite agenda and other documentation are also listed.
Satellite Event Videos
Opening Address (16:56 minutes) – Dr. Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Co-Chair PEPFAR Male Circumcision Technical Working Group, USAID Washington. Moderator – Brenda Wilson, Knight International Journalism Fellow, South Africa
Male Client Perspective (14:50 minutes) – Angelo Kaggwa, Program Coordinator, AVAC, and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Client
Women’s Perspective (19:12 minutes) – Her Excellency Dr. Speciosa Wandira, Former Vice President of Uganda and Champion for an HIV-Free Generation
Hendrica Okondo, YWCA Global Program Manager for SRHR and HIV
Cultural Aspects of Male Circumcision (14:13 minutes) – His Excellency Chief Jonathan Mumena, Republic of Zambia
Economics of VMMC (14:25 minutes) – Honorable Dr. Oburu Oginga, Deputy Minister of Finance, Republic of Kenya
Leadership in VMMC (18:16 minutes) – Honorable Pr. Dr. Ondoa D. J. Christine, Minister of Health, Republic of Uganda
Mr. Blessing Chebundo, Parliamentarian, Republic of Zimbabwe
Call to Action (14:43 minutes) – His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa, Former President of Tanzania and Champion for an HIV-Free Generation
Accompanying Satellite Event Documents
Read more about the satellite from a panelist perspective, Emmanuel Njeumeli, as he discusses the satellite on the USAID Blog.
Read more about the satellite on the MCHIP blog.