AIDS 2016

21st International AIDS Conference

July 18-22, 2016
Durban, South Africa


The International AIDS Conference brings together science, leadership, and community to advance treatment and prevention of HIV. DNDi co-hosted a satellite session on paediatric HIV.


Satellite Session

AIDS 2016 - Paediatric HIV Satellite EventScale up HIV treatment for children:
The right tools, right now!

Date: 21 July 2016


The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), UNITAID, and the National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) will be sharing practical and programmatic experience – including both successes and challenges – developing and introducing new paediatric ARV formulations.

This Satellite Session will explore how to ensure that when optimal formulations are developed, they are rapidly adopted and introduced so that large-scale treatment of infants and young children with HIV can be implemented and sustained. The Satellite will bring in perspectives from WHO and affected communities as well as from country implementers, product developers, donor agencies, and non-governmental organizations.



Welcome and Introduction  Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base, Chair & Moderator
Keynote Remarks  Anban Pillay, Executive Director, Department of Health South Africa


Panel 1: What does it take to select, prioritise, and develop optimal ARV formulations for children


  • Shaffi q Essajee, HIV Department, PMTCT and Maternal Child Health, WHO
  • Carmen Perez, Casas Technical Manager, UNITAID
  • Denis Broun, Global Director of Access, Cipla
  • Marc Lallemant, Head of Paediatric HIV Programme, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative


Panel 2: How to ensure access to new paediatric formulations within country programmes


  • Nandita Sugandhi, Senior Clinical Officer at Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Moherndran Archary, Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban
  • Nelson Juma Otwoma, National Coordinator, NEPHAK


Panel 3: What does it take to introduce new formulations and implement programmes?


  • Elizabeth Maleche Obimbo, Principle Investigator, LIVING study
  • Victor Musiime, Senior Lecturer at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Kampala, Uganda


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More information: AIDS 2016 conference website