Navigation Links
UN Leader to Deliver Speech Against the Spread of HIV/AIDS

A leader in the worldwide fight to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Roland M. Msiska of Johannesburg, South Africa, Director of the Southern Africa Capacity// Initiative (SACI) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will deliver a lecture and conduct a discussion at Stevens Institute of Technology on two topics of global importance: Capacity Crisis for Service Delivery in Southern Africa and Opportunities to Stabilize Societies with Information and Communications Technologies.

Dr. Msiska's lecture and discussion will take place in Room 122 of The Babbio Center at Stevens Institute of Technology, 6th and River Streets, Hoboken, N.J., Jan. 25, 2007, 6:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a reception at The Babbio Center at 5:30 p.m. Members of the press are welcome to attend. For directions and parking information, please call the communications contact at the top of this release.

SACI (www.undp-saci.co.za) is a flagship project designed to assist countries in Southern Africa to respond to capacity erosion resulting from AIDS, brain drain, weakened capacity to govern and recurrent disasters in the region.

These countries also suffer from other illnesses, poverty, inappropriate retirement policies, poor educational systems and infrastructure weaknesses. Dr. Msiska will discuss how SACI has come to understand these challenges while sharing specific examples. He will present a conceptual framework for responses that link to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) and national development plans. While noting that existing mental models or worldviews have failed to see the full potential for utilizing Information and Communications Technologies (ICT's) in meeting these challenges, he will articulate potential solutions based upon the experience of SACI. Points of contact of these potential solutions with the ICT expertise at Stevens in areas of both Technology and Technology Management will be discussed.

Dr. Roland M. Msiska has served in leadership health care and development projects for the United Nations for more than a decade. Prior to that, he oversaw numerous projects in Zambia. He received his medical training in Zambia and a Master in Public Health with Excellence from the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He currently heads the Southern Africa Capacity Initiative (SACI) and is the Project Director for the UNDP Regional Project on HIV and Development for Sub-Saharan Africa. In prior years he served as a Health Systems Advisor for UNAIDS in Geneva, Switzerland and as National Manager of the AIDS/STD/TB & Leprosy Programme for the Government of Zambia. Dr. Msiska has served on numerous task force groups and as a consultant for the UN, WHO, the World Bank and the Economic Commission for Africa. He has delivered presentations at numerous international conferences and has published more than a dozen research studies on various health issues in African countries.

In 2002, Dr. Msiska was interviewed by journalist Bill Moyers regarding the HIV/AIDS pandemic on an edition of the PBS series NOW. Bishop Desmond Tutu was also a participant in that program.

Source-Eurekalert
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders
2. Religious Leaders condemn determination of sex in hospitals
3. Need For Social Churning Emphasized In CMC Meet On ‘Leadership In Healthcare
4. North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems
5. Muslim Leaders’ Help Sought To Discourage Smokin
6. Freedom Fighter And Orissa Congress Leader Dies Of Chest Pain
7. Religious Leaders Come In The Way Of Euthanasia
8. Learn From a Leader: Smitherman shares a personal story about his battle with drugs
9. NDP Leader in B.C. Diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer
10. G8 Leaders Vows to Combat Infectious Diseases Worldwide
11. Muslim Leaders Urge Community to Join Anti-Polio Drive
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/29/2017)... ... May 29, 2017 , ... A New York high tech ... month test of the effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in helping nudge men forward ... game,’ said Wayne Hartrick, President of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), whose mission ...
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... May 28, 2017 , ... ... proud to announce that Sheldon K. Cho, MD, has joined its Winter Haven ... specialty that concentrates on minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage many types ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... From May 21-23, hearing healthcare professionals gained a competitive edge ... the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel in Syracuse, New York. , As EarQ’s technology ... healthcare providers to help them stay ahead in the industry. At the event, EarQ ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... new educational seminar to focus on current legislative activity and the latest regulatory ... at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and will continue through Monday, Sept. 11, ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... the first ever copper, antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for ... applications. “We are thrilled to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/22/2017)... 22, 2017  As the specialty pharmacy industry ... to make the revolutionary shift from volume-based to ... ensuring positive patient outcomes and shaping the future ... focus away from clinical trials and toward data ... specialty drug therapy utilization in precise patient populations. ...
(Date:5/12/2017)... May 12, 2017  The China and Canada ... that consumes less water, energy and detergent, and features a powerful ... LaughingU, a shoebox-sized washing machine that washes and sanitizes women,s panties ... ... is compact, and does not require an external water inlet. ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- Radiology has become the number one diagnostic tool ... to the number one ranking as a result.  More ... as the most complete and reliable method for clinical ... pain an MRI may confirm a suspected herniated disc ... entirely different treatment protocols.  In these circumstances, patients need ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: