Three Decades of the HIV Epidemic in South Africa

NursingHIV 2016 Pre-Conference Plenary
Saturday 16 July, 08:00 - 18:30

Hosted by ICAP at Columbia University, the Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa (DENOSA), the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), the International Council of Nurses (ICN), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and supported by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and CDC, at this 2-day meeting, nurses from around the world will convene to celebrate the contribution of nurses and midwives in combating the HIV epidemic. There will be robust discussion on current trends, best practices, issues, and challenges in HIV nursing and midwifery, including topics related to workforce development, regulation, policy, education, and quality of care. Particular attention will be given to developing a priority agenda for HIV nursing workforce strengthening as we aim to achieve UNAIDS 90/90/90 targets. Please contact nursingHIV2016@gmail.com for more information.

Opening Remarks
Geoffrey Setswe, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa