Day 2 at the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, SW1 Monday 23rd October 2006: 9.15 am – 6.00 pm tel: +44 (0)20 7451 2500
Improving nutrition and increasing resistance to infections, fighting the HIV epidemic in Africa. Chair: Prof B. Stray-Pedersen (Dept. Ob/ Gyn, University of Oslo, Norway)
9.15 – 9.35 Prof Letten F. Saugstad (Letten Foundation, Oslo, Norway). Introduction.
9.35 – 9.55 Dr Chinwe Dike (UN representative in Swaziland). The HIV epidemic and women’s right.
9.55- 10.25 Prof Michael Chirenje (Dept Ob/Gyn, University of Zimbabwe, Harare). Evidence based strategies for HIV prevention including mother-to child transmission (MTCT).
Focus on infections Chair: Prof Simba Rusakaniko (Harare, University of Zimbabwe)
10.25 – 10.55 Prof Babill Stray Pedersen (Dept Ob/Gyn, University of Oslo, Norway). Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in pregnant women. Discordance between two countries in Africa?
10.55 – 11.15 Dr Sia Msuya (Moshi, Tanzania). Decline in HIV prevalence among women in childbearing age in Moshi, Tanzania
11.15 – 11.35 Tea
11.35 – 11.55 Mr Marshall Munjoma (Dept Ob/Gyn, University of Zimbabwe). Incidence of HIV and herpes among women followed for one year after birth in a Zimbabwean cohort.
11.55 – 12.15 Christopher Mtamakaya (Moshi, Tanzania). Male involvement in HIV transmission in Tanzania.
11.15 – 12.35 Mrs Edith Nyaradzai. (Dept Ob/Gyn, University of Zimbabwe, Harare). Follow-up studies of mother-infant pairs: challenges in the African settings.
12.35 – 12.55 Dr Jackie Uriyo (KCMC, Tanzania). Development of infants, especially neurobehavioral outcome according to the HIV status.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
Focus on Nutrition Chair: Helga Refsum (Oslo and Oxford Universities)
2.00 - 2.30 Professor Keb Ghebremeskel (IBCHN, London). Protein-Calorie Malnutrition (PCM) Revisited. Should the nutritional treatment incorporate essential fatty acids?
2.30 –3.00 Dr Laurence Harbige (Westminster University, London). The impact of nutrition on pre and post- natal immune development and its relevance for HIV.
3.00 – 3.30 Dr Mark Swai (KCMC, Tanzania). Impact of nutrition on African children - especially in the HIV setting.
3.30 – 3.50 Prof Helga Refsum (Oxford and Oslo University). Nutrition in pregnancy; focus upon vitamin B and folic acid.
3.50 – 4.20 Dr Cato Aall (Lusaka, Zambia). Thoughts around the catastrophic NAIDS (Nutritionally Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndromes).
4.20 – 4.40 Tea
Short communications Chairpersons: Enitan Ogondipe (Chelsea and Westminster Medical School, Imperial College)
4.40 – 4.50Dr Jackie Uriyo (KCMC, Tanzania). Maternal Omega 3 supplementation: report on developmental outcome of infants from a pilot study in Tanzania.
4.50 – 5.00 Dr Gwen Kandawazvika (Dept Paediatrics, University of Zimbabwe). Outcome of Infants after maternal omega 3 supplementation: report from a pilot study in Zimbabwe
Focus upon information and support
5.00 – 5.10 Dr. Elisabeth Mibizo (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies). Theatre as a tool in health promotion of fighting the HIV epidemic.
5.10 – 5.20 Dr Jennifer Mugisha (President of Uganda Women Medical Doctors). The Ugandan story of fighting HIV.
5.20 – 6.00 Discussion