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EECA AIDS conference co-chairs meet

06 March 2009


L to R: Craig McClure, Executive Director of the International AIDS Society, Dr Gennady Onischenko, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being, Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation, Michel Sidibé UNAIDS Executive Director, Urban Weber, Team Leader Eastern Europe and Central Asia, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The co-chairs of the 3rd Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EEAC) AIDS Conference gathered today in Geneva to discuss the forthcoming event to be held in Moscow, 28-30 October 2009.

The meeting took place at UNAIDS Secretariat and was hosted by Michel Sidibé UNAIDS Executive Director with the participation of Dr Gennady Onischenko, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being, Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation and Craig McClure, Executive Director of the International AIDS Society. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) was represented by Urban Weber, Team Leader, Eastern Europe & Central Asia. Alena Peryshkina, Director, AIDS Infoshare, Russia also participated.

Discussions were held on key topics to be featured during the conference, the importance of regional collaboration and of building strong partnerships with civil society and others.

As conference co-chairs UNAIDS, the International AIDS Society and the Global Fund offered their support to the Government of Russia in the preparation of the event.

The October conference will be co-chaired by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, Dr Gennady G. Onishenko, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being, Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation, Craig McClure, Executive Director of the International AIDS Society and Dr Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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