On April 11th, ICAP Director Wafaa El-Sadr delivered the tenth James C. Hill Memorial lecture at the National Institutes of Health, entitled, “The Global Response to the HIV Epidemic: Lessons Learned, Lasting Legacy.” The lecture described how strategies used to address the HIV epidemic might be applied to confront other global health threats.
Dr. El-Sadr emphasized the importance of leveraging lessons learned from the global effort to scale up HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, including the importance of embracing a paradigm of lifelong care (versus episodic care), how to successfully address health system barriers, and the importance of focusing on the three areas of scientific discovery, implementation, and scale-up.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), hosted the event. The annual lecture is dedicated to Dr. James C. Hill, who was deputy director at NIAID and helped shape the Institute’s HIV/AIDS research program during the early years of the HIV epidemic.
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