Excellence in Pediatric HIV and Tuberculosis Co-infection Care in Ukraine
October 11-12, 2012
The Brown University Ukraine Collaboration, the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, and the Ukrainian National Children’s Specialty Hospital “Okhmatdit” hosted an international symposium entitled, “Excellence in Pediatric HIV and Tuberculosis Co-infection Care in Ukraine”, on October 11 – 12, 2012 at the President Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine. This symposium included lectures, discussions and workshops related to the care and treatment of Ukrainian children with HIV and TB co-infections.
Because of the high susceptibility of HIV-positive children to TB infections, it is important to address the issues of diagnosis, treatment and care of TB in order to improve health and quality of life for HIV positive children. This symposium was a communication platform for the world's leading pediatric HIV/TB experts, pediatricians from all regions of Ukraine, public health professionals from governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, and policy makers.
Guest Speakers included:
DR. H.S. SCHAAF - Department of Pediatrics and Maternal Health, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, South Africa. Dr. Schaaf is a world renowned expert in HIV/TB co-infection in children and has authored hundreds of articles on the topic.
DR. ANNEKE HESSELING - Director of the Pediatric TB Research Program at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a world leader in TB research for children and a recipient of the International Leadership Award from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
DR. OLHA BELOHORTSEVA — Head pediatric TB physician of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Head of the children’s phthisiology department at the National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology of Ukraine, acclaimed medical scholar.
For more information, please review the symposium brochure and program, available in both English and Ukrainian.