• Date: December 2, 2021
  • Start Time: 12:00 pm
    End Time: 1:30 pm
  • Location: Online and In Person (Venue TBA)
HIV and COVID-19 – When Pandemics Collide
An ICAP World AIDS Day / Columbia Mailman Centennial Distinguished Speakers Series Event
Presented by ICAP at Columbia University and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Against the backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, ICAP and the Columbia Mailman School Public Health will commemorate World AIDS Day 2021 with an event that considers the status of the two pandemics, lessons learned from the global HIV response that can inform the COVID-19 response, and how COVID-19 has impacted HIV programs.

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Keynote address

  • Kevin De Cock, M.D., F.R.C.P. (UK), D.T.M. & H., former Director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO), former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kenya

Panel discussion

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, director of ICAP at Columbia University and Columbia World Projects and professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health


  • Shannon Hader, MD MPH, deputy executive director of Programme at UNAIDS and assistant secretary general at the United Nations
  • Gregg Gonsalves, PhD, global health activist, Associate Professor at Yale School of Public Health and Yale Law School
  • Rejoice Nkambule, MPH, Deputy Director of Health Services at Ministry of Health Eswatini
  • Others to be announced.

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