2019 Advocacy-for-Cure Academy
29 April – 1 May 2019 | Botswana

The Towards an HIV Cure initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with AVAC, organized an Advocacy-for-Cure Academy in Botswana on 29 April – 1 May 2019.

The Advocacy-for-Cure Academy awarded fellowships to approximately 25 outstanding applicants who are working in the HIV field in resource-limited settings and who are interested in HIV cure-related advocacy to attend a three-day training and development course on HIV cure advocacy.

Through workshops and sessions, networking opportunities with leaders in the field and project work, the interactive course provided the tools and resources for fellows to develop their research literacy in HIV cure and to improve and reinforce their advocacy and engagement skills.

Objectives

  • Provide training and skills building on current HIV cure research strategies, barriers to a cure, and communicating scientific results accurately, especially to communities.
  • Develop translational tools to disseminate information to the wider community, including policy makers, the media and programme managers.
  • Create opportunities to interact with leading researchers and advocates in the field with a view to expanding the network of advocates working in HIV cure.

Meet the fellows

Anna Miti
 

Zimbabwe

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Bagaya Monica
 

Uganda

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Caleb Kondwani
 

Malawi

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Charles Brown
 

Uganda

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Christina Nayiga
 

Uganda

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David Nyamurera
 

Zimbabwe

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Ernest Moseki
 

Botswana

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Francis Lembani
 

Zimbabwe

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Grace Kumwenda
 

South Africa

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Haruna Aaron Sunday
 

Nigeria

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Josephine Nabukenya
 

Uganda

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Kennedy Mupeli
 

Botswana

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Leonarda Cleophace
 

United Republic of Tanzania

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Lumbiwe Mwanza
 

Zambia

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Mandisa Nikita Dukashe
 

South Africa

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Mateenah Odoi Naa Djama

Ghana

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Oguzhan latif Nuh
 

Turkey

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Oluwatobi Victor Popoola

Nigeria

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Owen Mulenga
 

Zambia

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Pascal Akahome
 

Nigeria

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Philister Adhiambo Madiega

Kenya

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Reuben Silungwe
 

Zambia

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Sinah Teemane
 

Botswana

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Talkmore Taurai Mazorodze

Zimbabwe

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Tanaka Chirombo
 

Malawi

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Ulanda Chilezi
 

Malawi

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Deadline:
11 February 2019

Selected fellows will be awarded:

  • Enrolment in the Advocacy-for-Cure Academy
  • Travel to Botswana
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Course materials

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