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Gender, Child Survival & HIV/AIDS - From Evidence to Policy

Founders College, York University

This conference presents an opportunity to bring together women's
health groups, HIV/AIDS groups and breastfeeding and infant feeding
advocates for a critical examination of the role of gender in health
research, and how evidence is used (or not used) to direct policy
relevant to women's health, infant health, and HIV/AIDS. The conference
will incorporate these multiple perspectives, as well as review the
latest research on the transmission of HIV and the health outcomes of
different infant feeding options, often missing from clinical
discussions of pediatric AIDS (also referred to as
mother-to-child-transmission, MTCT). One workshop focuses on HIV and
food security.

This conference aims to bring together individuals and groups with
different perspectives on gender and HIV/AIDS in a safe environment
where divergent views are respected. We welcome your participation.

Who should attend?       

  • Researchers, academics and activists working on gender and women's health
  • HIV support groups, service providers and researchers
  • Breastfeeding researchers/scientists and activists
  • Women and mothers living with HIV/AIDS
  • Health professionals and health service providers
  • Policy makers
  • Students, undergraduate and graduate

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