Press Conference: Mind the Gap

An opportunity for media to be updated on the essential work being done to engage men and boys in their use of HIV services.

DATE: Thursday, 21 July 2016
TIME: 16:00 – 16:45
VENUE: Speaker’s Corner, Media Centre, Durban ICC


1. Jonathan Hopkins, IPPF

2. Mr. Dean Peacock, Executive Director, Sonke Gender Justice, MenEngage

3. Dr. Lydia Munghera, Executive Director Mama’s Club, MenEngage, ATHENA Network

4. Rev. Phumzile Mabizela, Executive Director, INERELA

5. Dr. Pierre Somse, Deputy Regional Director, UNAIDS RST, ESA


16:00 – 16:05 – Setting the scene JONATHAN HOPKINS

16:05 – 16:10 – The unmet need for HIV services among men DEAN  PEACOCK

16:10 – 16:15 – Male involvement in SRHR in practice DR LYDIA MUNGHERERA

16:15 – 16:20 – Reaching men in faith communities REV PHUMZILE MABIZELA

16:20 – 16:25 – UNAIDS Commitment and way forward DR PIERRE SOMSE

16:25- 16:45 – Q&A



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