Empowering youth in HIV prevention and treatment: The role of meaningful youth engagement and innovative, behavioural and social science-driven approaches
CO-CHAIRS
Kate Plourde, USAID, United States
Stephanie Hackett, Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy (GHSD)/ PEPFAR, United States
MODERATOR
Mercy (Luwi) Katoka
FHI 360/ MOSAIC, Zambia
Organizer
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Addressing HIV service delivery gaps for youth is essential to achieve 95-95-95 targets across all populations. Meaningful adolescent and youth engagement (MAYE) across the HIV cascade is critical to accelerate and extend the reach of evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment programming for this priority population. This trailblazing session will feature opening remarks delivered by Ambassador John N. Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy; and a special welcome message from the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden. The session was, co-developed and co-moderated by youth, and will showcase evidence-based models of engagement, including novel approaches incorporating social franchising and digital and direct-to-consumer marketing to engage youth. The panel will emphasize the case for MAYE in effectively developing and delivering innovative behavioural and social science-driven approaches to enhance HIV prevention, case-finding, treatment retention and viral suppression among youth in PEPFAR-supported countries. The session will feature dynamic speakers including young people, researchers, programme implementers and local government representatives.

18:00
3 min
Introduction
Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy (GHSD)/ PEPFAR, United States
USAID, United States
18:03
2 min
Welcome Message. First Lady of the United States
The White House, United States
18:05
10 min
Opening remarks. U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy – The United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief
Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, United States of America, United States
18:15
10 min
Evidence For the Importance of Meaningful Adolescent And Youth Engagement In HIV Programming.
Western University, Canada
18:25
10 min
Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement In PrEP Programming.
DREAMS PrEP Ambassador, Zimbabwe
18:35
10 min
Youth Engagement and Innovation In HIV Case Finding.
Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), Guatemala
18:45
10 min
Youth Engagement in Community Level HIV Programming Research.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & The Health Research Unit Zimbabwe (THRU ZIM) Biomedical Research and Training Institute, United Kingdom
18:55
10 min
Youth Engagement In HIV Care And Treatment.
African Sex Workers Alliance, Kenya
19:05
20 min
Audience Question and Answer.
Western University, Canada
DREAMS PrEP Ambassador, Zimbabwe
Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), Guatemala
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & The Health Research Unit Zimbabwe (THRU ZIM) Biomedical Research and Training Institute, United Kingdom
19:25
5 min
Call to Action.
Global Network of Young People living with HIV (Y+), Kenya
Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases, Kenya
Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy (GHSD)/ PEPFAR, United States