This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on the scientific and programmatic advances in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The conversation will address implications for the future, in terms of realistic expectations versus global aspirations, and will be situated in the context of the global financial crisis and other emerging health and development priorities. Panelists will discuss how they would define an ‘AIDS-Free Generation’ or ‘End of AIDS’ and how we can achieve an AIDS-Free Generation. The panel discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.
Welcome by: Linda Fried, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
Introduction by: Lee Goldman, Dean of the Columbia University Medical Center
Program Participants: Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS; Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Wafaa El-Sadr, Director of ICAP and the Global Health Initiative, Mailman School of Public Health; Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Columbia University
Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent at PBS News Hour