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Regional Ministerial Meeting on
HIV and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

5-6 June 2009
Montego Bay, Jamaica

STATEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS

5 June 2009

Welcoming remarks

Honourable Rudyard Spencer, Minister of Health, Jamaica
 

Opening remarks:

Her Excellency Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, President, United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Mr. Thomas Stelzer, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination & Inter Agency Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Dr. As Sy, Deputy Executive Director, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS)
Dr. Socorro Gross, Assistant Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
Ms. Laura López, Secretary of the Commission, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
 

Keynote Speaker

Honourable Andrew Holness, Minister of Education, Jamaica
 

Session 1 - HIV and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Feature Address
His Excellency Ignatius Karl Hood, Minister of Health Grenada
 
Panel 1 - Challenges of HIV as a Development Concern and the LAC Response
Mr. Jeffrey Lizardo, Senior Specialist in Health and Social Policies, Secretariat of State Economy, Planning and Development, Dominican Republic 
Mr. Ruben Pecchio, Latin American Network of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS,  Panama
Mr. Patrick Vincent, Managing Director, Foundation SOGEBANK, Haiti
Ms. Carole Ayoung, Executive Director, Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC)
 

Session 2 – Review of Progress in the Response to HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Presentation of background document
Dr. César Núñez, Regional Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team Latin America
 
Panel 2 - Challenges and Solutions in the Response to HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean in reaching Universal Access goals
Dr. José Antonio Izazola L., Director-General of the National Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health, Mexico
Dr. Sheila Campbell Forrester, Chief Medical Office, Ministry of Health, Jamaica
Mr. Jorge López, Organización de Apoyo a Una Sexualidad Integral Frente al SIDA (OASIS), Guatemala
Dr. Miguel Fernández Galeano, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Uruguay, and President of CONASIDA-CCM
 

Session 3 - Presentations of Best Practices and Policies in the Response to HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dr. Mauro Teixeira de Figueiredo, Head of the Division for Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Health, Brazil
Ms. Elsa Ramirez, Office of Labour and Social Security, Honduras
Mr. Carl Brown, Executive Director, Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS, CARICOM Secretariat
Dr. Robert Carr, Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVCC), Jamaica
Ms. Roberta Clarke, Regional Representative for the Caribbean, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
 
6 June 2009

Session 4 – Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for HIV and Health

Mr. Armando Mendoza, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
Mr. Ginés González García, (English / Spanish) President, Latin American and Caribbean Association of Health Economics
Mr. Lelio Marmora, Regional Team Leader Latin America & the Caribbean, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Dr. Socorro Gross, Assistant Director, PAHO/WHO
 

Session 5 – From Montego Bay to Geneva

Feature Address
Sir George Alleyne, Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region and Director Emeritus of PAHO
 
‘Key messages to be delivered to the Economic and Social Council’
Mr. Thomas Stelzer, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination & Inter Agency Affairs, DESA
 

Closing Session

Her Excellency Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, President, ECOSOC
Dr. Grace Allen Young, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Jamaica

 

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