PPD to co-host ICAAP’12 in 2015 at Dhaka, Bangladesh

Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is a co-host of 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and Pacific (ICAAP) with the civil society and the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at Dhaka Bangladesh in 2015.

Local civil society ‘Bandhu’, HIV/STI and PLHIV network will work in association with. ICDDR,B and The James P Grant School of Public Health for this hosting this conference in Bangladesh in 2015.

Bangladesh booth, ICAAP 11, Bangkok, Thailand

The proposed theme of Dhaka congress is “Be the Change: Towards and AIDS Free Generation” which indeed highlights Bangladesh’s and the region’s ambition of achieving an AIDS free generation through science, innovation, community involvement and a national government lead partnership.

A Local organizing committee in consultation with the HIV affected and infected community, Scientists and academicians, political Leaders, relevant government officials of various ministries will work for organizing the congress toward the theme of the congress.

The congress will organize various sessions addressing social determinants of the health where new research finding will be presented by the scholars, academics and researchers and the visionary and interactive plenary session and debate will be taken place based on those updated research findings.

Scientific programme Tracks (Clinical & bio medical, epidemiology, prevention, community and leadership), Community Forum, Asia & the Pacific Village, Leadership Forum, Scholarship program, Youth Programmes and Poster Presentations will also be the highlighted event of the Dhaka congress.

Bangladesh is receiving the flag for ICAAP’12

Moreover the congress is aiming to bring more than 3, 000 visitors to Dhaka; that would rather be an enormous contributing to local HIV response- expertise. It would also offer an opportunity to demonstrate the understanding and sharing the Low HIV prevalence context of Bangladesh. The congress would be indeed a learning opportunity for several local experts of NGO/ Government and Academic Community to provide Asia Pacific Leadership.

Bangladesh has achieved certain success in reducing MMR/ IMR and strengthening existing health system. Moreover Bangladesh’s already showed significant progress in health indicator. Moreover the country has a low prevalence of HIV infection rates. The congress will provide an opportunity to Bangladesh to initiate a global dialogue on the role of HIV in the post MDG development agenda as this will be the first – Post MDG global meeting and also to review the proposed Post MDG development agenda.

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