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Family, Millennium Development Goals and AIDS in the Middle East: Linkages, Challenges and Opportunities

Family, Millennium Development Goals and AIDS in the Middle East: Linkages, Challenges and Opportunities

Start Date/Time:
01/11/2011 08:00 Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
02/11/2011 18:00
Location:
Doha - Qatar
Category:
Symposium
Category:
Symposium
Department:
Policy Division

Symposium on “Family, Millennium Development Goals and AIDS in the Middle East: Linkages, Challenges and Opportunities”

The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD) in cooperation with UNAIDS and UNICEF,  organized a symposium on “Family, Millennium Development Goals and AIDS in the Middle East: Linkages, Challenges and Opportunities”, held on 1st and 2nd November 2011 in Doha.

The symposium examined the complex linkages between the Arab families, the MDG and the evolution of the AIDS epidemics in the Middle East countries.

Presentation and discussion were focused on four main topics :

  1. Family, HIV, Poverty and Inequality (focus on migration, unemployment issues etc.)
  2. Family, HIV and Education (focus on primary prevention among youth)
  3. Family, HIV and Health System Integration (focus on women, girls and children)
  4. Family, HIV, Stigma and Discrimination (focus on travel restrictions, PLHIV and key populations at higher risk of infection).
Each topic has also address two transversal issues Gender and Efficiency of AIDS interventions.

This symposium aimed to bring together senior experts from Governments , UN System, other partners GCC, ADB, IDB, IGAD, AU, the League of Arab States, civil society and academicians to discuss the regional AIDS response in the Arab world within the broader Development agenda and see how family is the key to reach them all.

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The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), formerly known as Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), was established by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in 2006. The Institute has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC).

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