International AIDS Conference 2018 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

ACTION has an active program at AIDS 2018, with side sessions, Global Village Networking Zone panels, and more! Come find us at booth 614 on Monday to Friday. Follow us on Twitter to find out what ACTION partners are doing and where Mr. TB is going to be next!

"We are ready for 2030" and an AIDS-free world. Activists at the International AIDS Conference march through the streets of Amsterdam with joy and love. Watch on Facebook.

Statements by ACTION

Friday, July 27: AIDS 2018 closes with call to action on TB and integrated care

Monday, July 23: At AIDS 2018, advocates want action from world leaders to end TB-HIV

Watch a recording of the special session featuring former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Carol Nawina Kachenga of ACTION partner CITAMplus.

Saturday, July 21: Faith Building Bridges Pre-Conference

17:00-18:15 | The role of faith groups in ending TB

Planetarium Gaasperplas, Kromwijkdreef 11, 1108 JA (event website here)

  • Featuring David Bryden of RESULTS US

Sunday, July 22: TB 2018 Pre-Conference

8:35 | Towards the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

  • Featuring ACTION TB media champion Yuliya Chorna, Alliance for Public Health​, Ukraine

14:15 | Parallel Session A: Driving the accountability framework from the top down and bottom up

  • Featuring Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK​, United Kingdom

16:20 | Alternative financing models

  • Featuring Joanne Carter, RESULTS​, United States

17:10 | Moving towards sustainable financing

  • Featuring Joanne Carter, RESULTS, United States

17:46 | The urgency of overcoming the bottlenecks to end TB and HIV

  • Featuring ACTION TB media champion Timur Abdullaev, Stop TB Partnership​, TBpeople​, TB Europe Coalition​, Uzbekistan

Monday, July 23: AIDS 2018, Day 1

8:00–10:00 | Tackling co-infection with collaboration: can integration of diagnostic services & technologies help maintain critical momentum in infectious disease control?

Satellite Session in E105-108

  • CITAM Plus Executive Director Carol Nawina Kachenga will share her experience in "Patient testimony: Impact of integration on the patient experience"

15:30–17:00am | Transitioning from donor support for TB and HIV in Eastern Europe: Civil society response

Side Meeting in Session Room 1, Global Village

  • Featuring: Anete Cook of TBEC (UK/Latvia), Sharonann Lynch of MSF Access Campaign (USA), Yulia Georgieva of Center for Humane Policy (Bulgaria), and Lela Sulaberidze of Curatio International (Georgia)

“Transitioning from donor support for TB and HIV in Eastern Europe: civil society response” featuring Anete Cook of TBEC

Tuesday, July 24: AIDS 2018, Day 2

People meet Mr. TB and learn about the UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis this September 26 in New York. Follow us on Twitter to find out where Mr. TB will be next.

Peter Sands meets Mr. TB at the ACTION booth (614) in the Global Village

Wednesday, July 25: AIDS 2018, Day 3

9:30–10:30 | Improving Global Fund absorptive capacity and accountability

GFAN Networking Zone – Global Village Booth 526

  • Featuring: Carol Nyirenda of CITAMplus, Allan Maleche of the Global Fund Board, and Evaline Kibuchi of Stop TB Partnership and the Global TB Caucus
  • Moderated by Rahab Mwaniki of KANCO

12:00–13:00 | IAS media roundtable on TB (Invite-only)

  • Featuring: Joanne Carter of RESULTS US and Carol Nawina Kachenga of CITAMplus

12:30–1:30 | Film Screening and Q&A AIDS-Free World TB South Africa & India

Canada Pavilion in Exhibition Hall 107

12:45–13:45 | TBEC network: Common challenges in TB/HIV advocacy and service delivery

AIDS Action Europe/European AIDS Treatment group booth

Thursday, July 26: AIDS 2018, Day 4

9:00–10:00 | Building political will to address TB-HIV

PLHIV Networking Zone – Global Village Booth 501

  • Featuring: Maureen Murenga of the Global Fund Board, Jeffry Acaba of APCASO, and Meaghan Derynck of Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN).
  • Moderated by Hannah Bowen of ACTION

13:00–14:30 | Transitioning from donor support for HIV and TB programmes in Eastern Europe: Collective action for an effective response

AIDS Action Europe/European AIDS Treatment group booth

  • Featuring: Peter Wiessner of Action Against AIDS (Germany) and Rachael Hore of RESULTS UK/TBEC (UK)

14:45–16:00 | Africa CSO perspective on DRM and UHC

GFAN Networking Zone – Global Village Booth 526

  • Featuring: Sydney Hushie of CiSPHA/GFAN Africa, Dr Marijke Wijnroks of the Global Fund Secretariat, Simon Kabore of GFAN Africa (Francophone), Meaghan Diedrick of ICSS/GFAN/TB HLM secretariat, Olayide Akanni Journalists Agsinst AIDS, Nigeria/CiSPHA/GFAN Africa, and Marie Goretti

Friday, July 27: AIDS 2018, Day 5

13:00–13:10 | President Clinton Keynote Address

Special Session in Hall 12, introduced by Dr. Eric Goosby, UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

13:10–14:10 | Seizing the moment for TB: Current challenges in TB care and in TB and HIV integration

Special Session in Hall 12 (watch the recording)

  • Featuring: Carol Nawina Kachenga of CITAMplus, Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, UN Special Envoy on TB Dr. Eric Goosby, and Blessina Kumar of GCTA