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QUALITY OF LIFE WORKSHOPS AT AIDS 2018

Come to one or both of the workshops to strategise about the role of community in quality of life, health and wellness!

 
 
 
 

Main Conference

Wednesday 25 July 2018 from 14:30 to 17:00, G104-105

Title: "In search of the 4th ´90´: Exploring and defining what quality of life means for communities and strategising how we get there."

This workshop will begin with an introduction to set the stage and then will be followed up by short presentations of examples of community involvement in quality of life across 4 themes (click on speaker name for bio): 

  • Welcome and introductory remarks, Stephen Doughty, MP, Workshop chair, UK

  • Setting the scene, Kevin Moody, The Netherlands

  • Innovative person-centred approaches, Maryan Said, Member User Board, Sørlandet Hospital, Kristiansand, Norway

  • Non-health-related quality of life, Visvanathan Arumugam, Alliance India, New Delhi, India

  • Populations left behind, Flavian Rhode, Executive Director, Positive Vibes Trust, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Measurement, Paula Munderi, Fast-track Cities Initiative, IAPAC, Kampala, Uganda

After the presentations, there will be an opportunity to ask speakers questions for clarification before we break out into smaller working groups, according to the 4 theme areas. The breakouts will be facilitated by Julian Hows and we will consider the following questions:

  • What are the barriers to the community’s role in quality of life?

  • What are some of the ways to overcome these barriers and take advantage of opportunities that exist to promote the community's role in quality of life?

  • What are our advocacy “asks”, targets and allies?

  • What can we as the community do to realign our work – be it advocacy, service delivery, etc. – to incorporate quality of life as a priority?

  • What should be the next steps in addressing the community’s role in quality of life, health and wellbeing.

The results of the breakouts will be presented at the end of the workshop. We will write and widely distribute the report in the weeks after the conference.

Global Village Talk Show

Thursday 26 July 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30, Session Room 2

Title: "Community's role in defining the 4th‘90’ –  Quality of Life: Implications for key populations and young women."

Come to our talk show! We will hold 2 talk shows at the Global Village session, one after the other. We are excited to have excellent guests to share with us their expertise. Here is more information about the talk shows:

Young Women

Hosted by Nina Schat, The Netherlands

Guests: Janet Bhila and Audrey Nosenga, both from Zimbabwe

Key Populations

Hosted by Julian Hows, UK

Guests: Denis Onyango, UK and Rajiv Kafle, Nepal

Quality of Life Survey

The survey is closed. Find more information here.

 

Organisers

Kevin Moody and Julian Hows are independent consultants, both living with HIV, who have worked on strategic programming, governance, NGO management, research and communications in the HIV response for a combined 60 years. Together, they submitted these workshop proposals to AIDS 2018 as private individuals in order to facilitate conversations on the community’s role in defining quality of life and carrying out activities to achieve health and wellbeing for people living with HIV. They are working on this project on a purely voluntary basis and are not being remunerated for this work.