Post-2015, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: roundtable discussion

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

12:45-14:00

Moderator: Dr Masoud Dara

Organized by the World Health Organization

Where do we stand with fighting these poverty-related diseases?

Whilst there is significant progress towards preventing HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, these infectious diseases are far from being under control. HIV/AIDS is still a burden for many countries and the numbers are on the rise in the European Region. Drug-resistant TB is a major threat to TB control worldwide. Likewise, more than 3 billion people including children are at risk of contracting malaria.

Universal access to prevention and treatment are not ensured in many settings. Many patients incur catastrophic costs while seeking care and adhering to treatment, and social stigma and discrimination continue to have their impact on development.

The aim of this session is to discuss the way forward and the role that the European Union can play to support reaching universal access to prevention, control and care for TB, HIV/AIDS and malaria beyond 2015.

Panelists:

  • Professor Michel Kazatchkine
    United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Mr Charles Goerens
    Member of the Development Committee
    European Parliament
  • Ms Veronique Lorenzo
    Head of the Education, Health, Research, Culture Unit
    European Commission – DG EuropeAid
  • Dr Masoud Dara
    Programme Manager
    TB and M/XDR-TB, Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security and Environment
    World Health Organization
  • Mr Tim Roosen
    Network Coordinator
    Action for Global Health
  • Dr Mit Philips
    Analysis and Advocacy Unit
    Health Access Team
    Médecins Sans Frontières