Disappointment

Apr 1, 2005

In my email, I get this disappointing news:

It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Duke-UNC conference; “Crossings Borders and Crossing Perspectives: Global Health Partnerships for HIV/AIDS”, scheduled for April 15-16.

Keynote speaker Zackie Achmat of South Africa’s Treatment Action Coalition has suffered a severe heart attack. With the loss of the keynote, the conference organizers have also lost funding to support the events.

Please do note that events on April 14th will still take place. The first event is at 5pm, the second at 7pm. Fliers for both are attached.

* Thursday, April 14th, 5.00pm: “Global Health Partnerships Voices from Asia and Africa” sponsored by the Health Inequalities Center at Duke. Fleishman Commons Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy Duke University

* Thursday, April 14th, 7.00 p.m., Searle Center Lecture Hall, Duke University Medical Center: Panel discussion on “The Orphan Epidemic: Real Voices from Africa and Asia.” Panel organized by the Health Inequalities Program, Duke University with its international colleagues: Dafrosa Itemba, KIWAKKUKU (Women Fighting Vigorously Against HIV/AIDS), Tanzania; Michael Meegan, International Community for the Relief of Suffering and Starvation, Kenya; Neville Selhore, Sahara House, India; Ashok Rau, Freedom Foundation, India; Mao Lang, Meahto Phum Ko’mah (Homeland), Cambodia; Frehiwot Alebachew, Save Lives Ethiopia Development Organization; Sibulele Sibaca, LoveLife, South Africa.

Anton Zuiker

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