HIV/AIDS in Botswana: A Peace Corps Volunteer's PerspectiveHIV/AIDS in Botswana: A Peace Corps Volunteer's Perspectivehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/235531Stokes CPGC Cafe2013-04-21T17:00:002013-04-21T18:30:00
April 21, 5:00PM–6:30PM
Stokes CPGC Cafe
A talk by Jillian Pintye, a Master’s student in the Epidemiology-Global Health Track program at the University of Washington who completed three years of Peace Corps service in Botswana.
This session will provide the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana and outline the international response taken by bilateral agencies over the past 20 years. The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa will be described including a thorough descriptive of the main drivers of the epidemic in Botswana. Comparison of HIV/AIDS indicators from countries in Southern Africa compared to other African countries will be examined to illustrate the distinct nature of a generalized HIV/AIDS epidemic opposed to concentrated epidemics. Successes and failures in the HIV/AIDS response in Botswana will be highlighted through national statistics as well as anecdotal stories. A stakeholder analysis will be presented as well as possible scenarios that could lead to durable solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana including expansion of access to anti-retroviral therapy and other biomedical prevention interventions.
Jillian is a Master’s student in the Epidemiology-Global Health Track program at the University of Washington. Jillian recently completed three years of Peace Corps service in Botswana where she worked on HIV/AIDS program management and monitoring and evaluation at the district level. She spent her third year of Peace Corps service with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Botswana in the Strategic Information team supporting national level HIV/AIDS research, surveillance and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, she was a global health research assistant as a Fulbright Scholar in Denmark. She is currently a research assistant in the Strategic Analysis and Research Training Program at the University of Washington which provides analytic support to the global health programs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is interested in applying epidemiological methods to operational research and program monitoring & evaluation to address global health issues.
Refreshments will be served.
Join Jillian on Monday, April 22 at 12:15pm in Hilles 109 for a talk entitled, "Think Local Act Global: Long term global health opportunities".
Both events are presented by Visiting Instructor in Independant College Programs, Lauren Clay, and sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
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