UNAIDS Lecture: "How AIDS Changed Everything"

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The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR and the UW Department of Global Health invite you to a discussion of UNAIDS: "How AIDS Changed Everything"
Monday, October 16, 5:30pm
Harris Hydraulics, Large Conference Room

WHY: Countries reached the “unrealistic” MDG6 goal of “15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015” nine months ahead of schedule. Now, can the world end AIDS by 2030 as part of the SDGs?

WHAT: Get a virtual “back-stage pass” to UNAIDS Global HIV policy-making and advocacy development.

HOW: Engage in a round table discussion with UW Graduate, Annemarie Hou, Chief of Staff, Director of the Executive Office, UNAIDS.

Annemarie Hou serves as Chief of Staff and Director of the Executive Office for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Most recently, she oversaw the communications and advocacy portfolio at UNAIDS where she was responsible for positioning HIV and development issues in the global landscape. Prior to joining UNAIDS, Ms. Hou worked in the philanthropic field—with a focus on health and children’s issues. She was the Communications Director at Casey Family Programmes, an operating foundation dedicated to child welfare issues started by the founder of UPS.

Ms. Hou served as the first Global Health Communications Manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as the family’s spokesperson. An award-winning writer, she started her
career as a television journalist. She serves on the Alumni Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Board of Grassroot Soccer and as an advisor to the Graça Machel Trust.

Refreshments will be provided.

Questions? Contact Elisabeth Gunningham eg01@uw.edu or 206-744-3620