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(RED) Talks—The State Of The Global AIDS Response

July 20, 2022
(RED) Talks

We’re back with another episode of (RED) Talks, our digital series of frank conversations exploring the current state of the fight against HIV/AIDS, its impact on marginalized communities, and present opportunities to shine a spotlight on the need for investment.

In the second episode of (RED) Talks, (RED) President and COO Jennifer Lotito chats with Matthew Kavanagh, Deputy Executive Director, a.i., Policy, Advocacy and Knowledge, UNAIDS, Yoram Siame, Head of Advocacy, Planning, and Development, Churches Health Association of Zambia – CHAZ, Deborah Waterhouse, CEO ViiV Healthcare & Chris Collins, President and CEO, Friends of the Global Fight.

This series is generously supported by ViiV Healthcare.

  • Key questions addressed in this episode:
  • -According to Matthew Kavanagh, where are we at with the AIDS fight today, how have things changed for the better and what are some of the biggest challenges in this fight? 
  • -According to Yoram Siame, how has the AIDS fight changed over the past several decades in Zambia and how has CHAZ evolved in the fight against this disease? 
  • -According to Deborah Waterhouse, what are some of the endeavors that ViiV Healthcare is currently working on? 
  • -According to Chris Collins, what role is The Global Fund playing in tackling the AIDS crisis in the world’s poorest countries? 
  • -From an UNAIDS perspective, what are some things that Matthew Kavanagh is seeing when it comes to the impact of COVID-19 in the AIDS fight? 
  • -According to Yoram Siame, how has COVID-19 impacted the work being done by CHAZ in Zambia? 
  • -According to Deborah Waterhouse, what does the balance of shareholder needs look like and what are the obligations that businesses have to follow in order to improve society? 
  • -What is the Global Fund Replenishment and why is it so important?