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Human Security Challenges of AIDS and Communicable Disease in Asia—Exploring Effective Regional and Global Responses

Tokyo, Japan
March 22, 2004
Agenda

Sunday, June 18

9:30-9:45

Welcome

• Nicholas Platt, President, Asia Society,

• Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange

9:45-10:45

Opening Remarks

• Yoshiro Mori, Former Prime Minister, Japan

Keynote Address

• Tommy Thompson, Chairman of the Board, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

11:00-12:30 Session I: Human Security Impact of AIDS and other Communicable Diseases in Asia

• Helene Gayle, Director, HIV/AIDS, TB and Reproductive Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

• Nafis Sadik, United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia; former Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

• Naruo Uehara, Professor, Division of International Health, Department of Public Health, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan

14:00-15:30 Session II: Innovative Responses to Human Security Impact of AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases in Asia

• Marina Mahathir, President, Malaysian AIDS Council

• Trevor Neilson, Executive Director, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC)

• Mollie Shields-Uehling, Senior Vice President, Resource Development, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

15:45-17:45 Session III: Effective Regional and Global Responses to the Human Security Challenges of AIDS and Communicable Diseases in Asia

• Christoph Benn, Director, External Relations, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

• Shigeru Omi, Regional Director, Western Pacific Regional Office, World Health Organisation (WHO)

• Helene Rossert-Blavier, General Director, AIDES; Board Member, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

18:00 Reception hosted by Ichiro Aisawa, Senior Vice Minister, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs