Ambassador Goosby to Address CRS HIV Forum

Ambassador Eric Goosby, the United States Global AIDS coordinator, is among the speakers at a two-day forum in Washington D.C. on September 15 and 16, Participants at the forum will examine the care of HIV and AIDS patients around the world.

Dispensing anti-retroviral drugs

Michele Jina (right) dispenses anti-retroviral drugs at the main pharmacy at Hospital Esperance, located in northern Haiti. The hospital is supported by the AIDSRelief consortium, led by CRS. Photo by Rick D’Elia for CRS

The forum, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, will feature presentations from practitioners and researchers from countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, as well as CRS headquarters in Baltimore. They will showcase innovative and promising practices from CRS care and treatment programs.

Focusing on the continuum of care, our experts will deliver presentations on how to treat HIV and AIDS patients over the long term, addressing a variety of needs of those of all ages in all stages—from pediatric to palliative care.

Dignity and quality of life are at the heart of CRS’ HIV and AIDS programming. CRS supports more than 280 HIV and AIDS projects in the poorest and most vulnerable regions of the developing world. In 2009, CRS will help nearly 24 million people affected by the pandemic—more than 8 million directly and nearly 16 million indirectly.

The forum will feature four beneficiaries of CRS’ work in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda. CRS President Ken Hackett will be among those addressing the gathering, which will be held at the Academy for Educational Development Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave., in Washington, D.C.

To register, visit http://continuumofcareforum.eventbrite.com/.

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