CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2013

Registration: 1 September 2013 12:00 to 17:00
Safari Park Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia

DAY 2 | DAY 3



9:00 - Chairman Opening Remarks and about the day ahead


9:15 - Members of Business Coalitions Working with the Public Sector in the Fight against HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases in SADC

The work of national, pan-African, and global Business Coalitions against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. How the rich resources and world class expertise of their members are combining to bring value to the public sector, NGOs, and government in private public partnership projects, and how these projects and programs are enriching the lives of peoples and their communities across Africa.

9:35 - Methodologies for Prevention and Care

Sponsors brief Methodology designed and implemented in Namibia and SADC working in partnerships with traditional leaders and health workers to create sustainability and risks reduction among micro and informal businesses in the event of ill health, HIV/AIDS, or family crises

9:55 - Namibia's Mining Industry and its Impact upon HIV

Health is wealth and wealth brings health! Nambia is among Africa's most politically stable countries, and the nation's mining industry is the bedrock of the economy, the largest contributor of foreign exchange and export earnings. A look at how mining is contributing to the country's wealth to support the prevention of HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria
Chairman, Ministry of Mines, Namibia

10:15 - Circumcision and the spread of STD and AIDS

Safe non-surgical adult male circumcision in resource limited settings as a means to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS in Africa carried out by low cost affordable technology CEO, Circ MedTech (CIRC)

10:30 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK SPONSORED


10:50 - Chairman's remarks and introduction of Sponsor's Briefs


10:55 - Reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS in Namibia

Achieving zero new infection of HIV by 2015 and improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS through improved prevention and care

11:15 - Sponsors Partnering for Prevention and Care in Africa

Analysis of clinical testing and diagnosis as part of an effective national HIV management program solution and how this could reduce the risk of contracting and spreading infectious diseases Chairman's remarks and introduction of Presentation defining TB and Malaria

11:35 - Rolling-Back malaria in vulnerable groups in remote areas

Children are the most at risk groups from Malaria suffering from the greatest mortality from the disease, especially in rural areas. How Malaria is being eradicated in Namibia, specifically targeting the under fives?
Director of Public Health and Research, Federal Ministry of Health, Namibia

11:55 - Partnerships to Prevent Malaria in Africa

Investment in transfer of technology to sub-Saharan Africa to prevent the spread of malaria, including the supplies of Mosquito Nets, and the manufacturing of nets in Africa.

12:15 - Enterprise and Opportunities to mitigate infectious diseases

Infectious diseases are often directly linked to sufferers' economic status, income levels, and education, employment and business opportunities. How the Namibian Development Corporation is working to increase supply of resources, economic development and opportunities to benefit citizens in their communities.
Director General, Namibia Development Corporation

12:35 - Chairman remarks and introduction of next session


12:40 - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SESSION


13:00 - LUNCH SPONSORED (Third Journalists' Briefing 13:00 to 13:30)


14:20 - Chairman's introduction and opening remarks about the private sector's response to infectious diseases and how they are contributing to the work of the public sector


14:25 - Namibia's Frontline Public Hospitals

Meeting the needs of patients and consumers' demand and the allocation of resources to satisfy demand

14:45 - SPONSORS PRESENTATION


15:05 The Private sector's response in the SADC region

The response of the private sector (businesses, investors, private hospitals, Medicare and NGOs) in Namibia and the SADC region to diseases, and how they are working to partner the public sector with their profits, technology, and management skills.

15:25 - PEPFAR in Namibia

PEPFAR and its partnership with Namibia and how the organization is supporting the Government to strengthen health systems, to provide the country's citizens with access to cost-effective, quality and affordable health and Medicare

15:40 - Finance for PPP in SADC

How can Public-Private Partnership (PPP) provide a sustainable financing mechanism for disease treatment regimes in Nambia and SADC?

16:00 - The Media's role Partnering the National Response Strategy against Disease

The work of national broadcast media in Namibia and the region to educate, inform, and create awareness among the public, about risky behavior, and how they are supporting the national response strategy.
Namibia Newspaper

16:15 - Challenges of Medicare in Rural Areas

Doctors in rural areas coping in environments without basic infrastructure and lacking health professionals required to meet basic standards; and how they are coping with the challenges of diseases in rural communities.

16:35 - Appraisal of the conference and passing of MOU's

Summary of the event's content, goals, and future in terms of formats and structures to facilitate the promotion of PPPs in Africa; strategies to influence partners in health development, parliamentarians, and other stakeholders to participate under an umbrella that is pro PPPs and actively seeking opportunities for engagements. Audience and panel involved in a review of the event. Chair person to submit a report for inclusion in the Organizer's brief; and finally about the timing and destination of the next event
Chaired by Chairperson, President Medical Association of Namibia

17:30 - END OF DAY III


19:00 - NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY



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