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Global Health: act

Global Health Events

The International Conference on Public Health 2015 (ICOPH 2015)
Host: The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)
Date: 13-14 May, 2015
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
The International Conference on Public Health 2015 (ICOPH 2015) is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the areas of global health and health systems. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. A great topic of interest pertains to health disparities and inequalities throughout the world and ways in which to combat that lack of resources.

Society for Disabilities Conference 2015
Host: Society for Disability Studies
Date: 10-13th June, 2015
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
The program committee of the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Disability Studies invites conference participants to consider the multiple and significant possibilities at the intersections of disability and (getting it) right/s. There are dozens of academic panels, moderated discussions, workshops, performances, and formal and informal social gatherings where SDS members and other conference attendees share ideas and form valuable lasting professional relationships. Disability as/is a civil right, a human right, a social right, an economic right, an educational right, a medical right, a sexual right, an employment right, a voting right, a representational right. All of these, and more. Communities and advocates – locally, nationally, transnationally – have been making efforts to get/gain rights, including recognition, legal and/or cultural; and trying, also, to get it right–to address, analyze, reclaim, revise, redress, recover disability representations in literature, culture, politics, and history.

The 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Host: International AIDS Society
Date: 19-22 July, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
IAS 2015 will be a unique opportunity for all those involved in the global response to HIV, including scientists, clinicians, public health experts, community leaders, and media professionals, to meet and examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research, and explore how such developments can be realistically applied in implementation programmes.

21st International AIDS Conference

Host: International AIDS Society
Date: 16-22 July, 2016
Location: Durban, South Africa
The biennial International AIDS Conference truly is the premier meeting where science, leadership and community meet for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV. AIDS 2016 represents a tremendous opportunity to show how much progress South Africa has made in implementing and funding evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions. Gathering in Durban, scientists, policymakers, world leaders, and people living with HIV will discuss together successes and challenges specific to that country and the current global epidemic trends. Together we will share best practices, learn from one another’s experience and develop new strategies and collaborations.

24th International Harm Reduction Conference
Host: Harm Reduction International
Date 18-21 Oct, 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This year’s theme – ‘Call for Leadership’ – reflects the urgent need to address critical issues faced by the harm reduction response.  The 2015 target set by the international community of reducing HIV among people who inject drugs by half has been missed by a staggering amount, a failure that is now further undermined by the growing funding gap in the harm reduction response due to changing donor priorities.  Empowered and engaged leadership among civil society organizations, including networks of people who use drugs, sex workers and people living with HIV, are key to challenging this crisis, as is leadership from national governments such as Malaysia, which through domestic support for harm reduction programming has achieved significant reductions in HIV infection among people who inject drugs.  Leadership is also demanded as the international community approaches important UN General Assembly meetings on both drug policy and HIV in 2016.