Definate Nhamo, Young Investigator for Project SHAZ!, a project led by Pangaea in partnership with the Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project (ZAPP), has been awarded the Women, Girls and HIV Investigators’ Prize at the International AIDS Conference in Kuala Lumpur for its research on the factors associated with gender-based violence and unintended pregnancy among adolescent women living with HIV in Zimbabwe. The Young Investigator Prize: Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS began in 2008 to support young woman investigator from a resource-limited setting whose abstract most demonstrates excellence in research and/or practice that address women, girls and gender issues related to HIV/AIDS. Its purpose is to encourage research in low- or middle-income countries that can benefit women and girls affected by HIV and AIDS. Pangaea is honored to be collaborating and will continue to collaborate with its partners in Zimbabwe in addressing young women health issues and empowerment. The winning abstract will be presented on Monday, July 1st, 12:30pm-2:30pm , Exhibition Hall, Ground Level.
Integration of HIV Care and Treatment in Primary Health Care Centers and Patient Retention in Central Mozambique: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Pangaea's Barrot Lambdin and co-authors are featured in the UNAIDS journal HIV This Month, Issue no. 2. February 2013. The article is also slated for future publication in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Read the abstract, and download the full issue using the link provided below.
Pangaea is proud to support the recent appointment of Christine Stegling as Executive Director of The Global Advisory Board of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC). Ms. Stegling’s extensive management background and community activism in the Global South will certainly contribute to her new leadership role with the ITPC.
Ms. Stegling’s past positions include her current role as the Associate Director, Best Practice and the Senior Advisor for Human Rights and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) Involvement at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. She was also the founding executive director of the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA), has served as a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on Human Rights since 2009, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the AIDS Rights Alliance Southern Africa since 2004.
Ms. Stegling, who will assume her new role as of May 2013, remarked: “I could not be more thrilled to join ITPC at this critical time. While effective treatments have substantially diminished the threat posed by HIV in resource-rich countries, they remain out of reach in much of the Global South, where the epidemic continues to rage. Through its regional networks, ITPC plays an absolutely essential role in bringing to the table the voices of the most heavily impacted communities.”
Pangaea looks forward to celebrating Ms. Stegling’s appointment as Executive Director of the ITPC and its continued efforts to provide support and access to treatment for people and communities living with HIV.
Pangaea’s long term partner in China, Thomas Cai of AIDS Care China, is quoted in a recent New York Times on the role of the community in responding to HIV.
Pangaea and AIDS Care China have a joint venture partnership to combat AIDS and other health priorities in China.