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Sustaining the HIV/AIDS Response: Health Systems 20/20 at AIDS 2012

Jun 29 2012

Health Systems 20/20 hosted a satellite event on July 22 at the International AIDS Conference.  The Sustainability of Resources for HIV/AIDS Response in a Challenging Economic Climate session, moderated by John Osika, Senior HIV/AIDS Advisor for Health Systems 20/20, featured panelists representing the donor, NGO/PLWH,  government, and human rights perspective.

From left: John Osika, Roxanna Rogers, Regina Ombam, Evelyn Letio, Eric Friedman

Satellite Panelists:

  • Roxanna Rogers, Director, Office of HIV/ AIDS, Bureau of Global Health, USAID
  • Regina Ombam, Head of Strategy Development, Kenyan National AIDS Control Council
  • Evelyn Letio, Program Officer, South Sudan Network of People Living with HIV
  • Eric Friedman, Law Fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University

HIV/AIDS control efforts have seen dramatic local and international responses over the last few decades. Prominent are efforts funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Given the current challenging international economic environment, the sustainability of gains made so far in the scale-up of HIV/AIDS services are at risk. Risks include the scaling down of services with potential adverse outcomes, including increased antiretroviral resistance. Health Systems 20/20, utilizing the HIV/AIDS Sustainability Analysis Tool (HAPSAT),  has been working with partner countries to better understand the resources needed to sustain the HIV/AIDS response over time.


Health Systems 20/20 Presentations and Posters at AIDS 2012:




“Sustainability of Programmatic, Financial, and Human Resources of HIV Programs: Lessons Learned from HIV/AIDS Analyses in Four Countries”

  • Monday, July 23, Itamar Katz, Wendy Wong, Douglas Glandon, Brima Kargbo, Regina Ombam, Shanti Singh, and John Osika

Read the news article.


"Cost Efficiencies Associated with PMTCT Integration: Lessons from Countries"

In support of the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Mothers Alive

Wednesday July 25

Chair: Bience Gawanas, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union


  • Gerald Gwinji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe
  • Nigel Rollins, WHO
  • Itamar Katz, Health Systems 20/20 project, Abt Associates
  • Sedona Sweeney, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Ruth Kundecha, Family Planning Association of Malawi
  • Joyce Shangwe, Midwife and Member of Parliament, Swaziland



Poster Sessions

Monday, July 23

  • Program Structure and Size Drive Efficiency: Using Community-Based Care Costing Data in Mozambique
    Katie Senauer and Elaine Baruwa, Poster Number: MOPE749
  • Don’t Cost the Policy, Cost the Implementation Plan: Experiences in Costing National HIV Strategic Plans
    Katie Senauer and Elaine Baruwa, Poster Number: MOPE747
  • Assessment Process for Human Resources for Health Planning Toward More Sustainable Antiretroviral and HIV Counseling and Testing Services
    Wendy Wong and Itamar Katz, Poster Number: MOPE649

Tuesday, July 24

  • Geospatial Mapping of Quality Measures of HIV Services in Nigeria: Variations between States and Services
    Itamar Katz, Elizabeth Ohadi, Adeniyi F. Fadairo, Chinyere Omeogu, and Aderemi Azeez, Number A-452-0384-06507


Thursday, July 26

  • Health System Assessments of the Sustainability of the HIV Response in the Eastern Caribbean
    Danielle Altman, Laurel Hatt, Sharon Nakhimovsky, Kendra Phillips, Michael Rodriguez, and Abigail Vogus, Abstract Number: A-452-0442-14080


  • Harmonizing Resource Tracking and Sustainability Planning to Strengthen HIV Policymaking: Case Study from Vietnam
    Douglas Glandon, Ha Nguyen, Sharon Nakhimovsky, Phong Nguyen, and Ted Hammett, Poster Number: THPE698



Health Systems 20/20 participated in the following panels at the International AIDS Economics Network pre-conference event on Saturday, July 21 at the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC.:


  • Assessment Process for Human Resources for Health Planning toward More Sustainable Antiretroviral Therapy Treatment and HIV Counseling and Testing Services

Wendy Wong, Itamar Katz, and John Palen, Friday, July 20


  • Out-of-Pocket Expenditures and Financial Protection of HIV Services

             Douglas Glandon and Chair Carlos Avila, Saturday, July 21