"Family planning/HIV integration: health systems strengthening in action"

When Oct 08, 2010
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone (919) 966-2536
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The Center for Infectious Diseases and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases co-sponsor a weekly conference series featuring distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

Rose Wilcher is a senior technical officer in the research utilization division at Family Health International (FHI). She has been at the forefront of FHI’s global efforts to promote utilization of the evidence supporting family planning as an HIV prevention intervention, and works closely with donor agencies, government representatives, advocacy groups, and staff from cooperative agencies to advance programming and research in family planning/HIV integration. Wilcher holds a master's of public health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is the lead author of the global guidance, “Strategic Considerations for Strengthening the Linkages Between Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Policies, Programs, and Services.”