2008 Implementers' meeting photo gallery
07 May 2008
What is an HIV implementer? Depending on whom you ask at the 2008 Implementers’ Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, which starts today, June 3, you may get varying responses. But one common thread is likely to run throughout – the drive to share lessons learned and best practices on how HIV services are delivered to people affected by the AIDS epidemic. Over the next five-days, some 1,700 participants – from governments, NGOs, international organizations, including UNAIDS and other UN partners, the private sector and groups of people living with HIV – will exchange ideas and give examples of efforts to overcome obstacles in implementation of HIV treatment, prevention, care and support. A co-sponsor of the meeting, UNAIDS, together with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund, UNICEF, the World Bank, WHO, and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), will share examples of its work, and that of its cosponsors and other partners, in supporting countries in HIV programme implementation.