Speakers

Ms. Rosemary Mburu, Waci Health

Ms. Mburu is a global health advocate and civil society leader in Africa working to create political will for improved health outcomes in Africa. Her areas of expertise include policy analysis; building political support for health outcomes; influencing decision making processes; mobilizing civil society and community voices for action; and promoting good participatory practice in

Dr. Brenda Asiimwe-Kateera

Is an impact driven public health specialist, advocate, researcher and physician. Has over 17 years’ experience leading public health programs in East and Southern Africa; most recently was the Country Program Manager for AIDS Healthcare Foundation(AHF) Rwanda which is the largest not for profit organization that offers HIV care services to more than 1,300,000 PLHIV

Ms. Sinazo Pato, IPM South Africa

Sinazo Pato works as a senior outreach specialist for the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) in South Africa, where she oversees outreach, education, and advocacy activities targeting adolescent girls and young women to ensure that their perspectives and experiences are considered in HIV prevention programs and product development. Sinazo has over 10 years of experience

Mr. Luc Bodea

Luc Armand Bodea is the Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) and the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) that acts as the custodian of ICASA.  Since becoming the Coordinator of the SAA in 2006, he has revamped its governance system to increase accountability and good

Ms. Saidy Brown

Saidy Brown is a young woman born with HIV, found out at 14 about her status, and has used her status to educate other people about HIV using social media. … She was a part of the media team for the International Community of Women living with HIV. She is a She Decides 25×25 young

Dr. Thembisile Xulu

Dr. Xulu is a seasoned public health practitioner with a special focus on HIV and TB response. She was with the Right to Care (RTC) Group for over 15 years where she served in various capacities ranging from being Manager of the HIV Expert Treatment Programme to Executive Director of the Group in 2007 and

Ms. Georgina Caswell, GNP+

Georgina Caswell is Head of Programmes at the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). Georgina was Programme Manager at GNP+ from 2008 – 2013, where she supported networks of people living with HIV to build their research and advocacy skills to access prevention and treatment information and services. Georgina was most recently a

Ms. Manju Chatani, AVAC

Director of Partnerships Capacity & Strengthening at AVAC Manju joined AVAC in 2009 as Senior Program Manager focusing on partnership management and capacity strengthening. Currently, she oversees AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows Program, coordinates activities in building civil society capacity and preparedness for microbicides introduction and other interventions that could be important to women’s HIV prevention, and

Dr. Madiarra Coulibaly-Offia

With over 20 years of experience, Dr Madiarra Coulibaly holds a Doctorate in Medicine and specialized in Public Health. Since 2013, she is Executive Director of Alliance Cote d’Ivoire, which is the principal recipient of the community HIV and tuberculosis component of the Global Fund in Ivory Coast, working with around 60 civil society organizations,

Ms. Nooliet Kabanyana

Ms. Nooliet is an ardent civil society advocate of 127 CSOs which are members of Rwanda NGOs Forum on HIV/AIDS & Health Promotion an umbrella organization which she heads, where she represents and advocates for the CSOs and communities at national and regional level platforms such as the Health National Technical Working Group at the

Mr. Itai Rusike

Itai is a Public Health Activist with almost 20 years’ experience organizing involvement of communities in health actions in Zimbabwe. He is the immediate past Deputy-Chairperson of the Public Health Advisory Board in Zimbabwe; Member of the National Steering Committee on Results Based Financing (RBF); National Maternal Deaths Surveillance and Response (MDSR) Committee; Editorial Committee

Dr. Caleb Mulongo

Mike is a doctor and Mandela Washington Fellow (Business and Entrepreneurship) with extensive experience in healthcare delivery, entrepreneurship, and management. He is passionate about sustainable health financing, health systems strengthening, and the utility of affordable innovations in healthcare delivery. Mike has been a technical lead in health finance and systems strengthening consultancies at local, regional

Ms. Steve Letsike

Ms Letsike is a well-known activist, not only within the LGBTI sector but also on issues of feminism, human rights and social justice. Among other roles, she currently serves as the Co-Chairperson of SANAC, a seat that represents the voice of civil society in SANAC structures. She also co-chairs the National Task Team on Hate