CNS at TB 2016 & AIDS 2016

Integrated responses are a must to meet SDGs by 2030

Ending TB and HIV; reducing NCD mortality by one-third; achieving gender
equality by 2030
 Addressing neglected issues like self-stigma or shame
 Engaging key affected populations meaningfully to accelerate progress
towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other relevant
targets

What we did…
CNS Correspondents Team led by Shobha Shukla (CNS Managing Editor) provided thematic

conference coverage and focused its advocacy and communications around specific
issues at the International TB Conference (TB 2016) and 21st International AIDS Conference
(AIDS 2016) held in Durban, South Africa. Key issues under CNS spotlight included:

TB HIV collaborative activities, their public health impact and how critical these
are in context of commitments of governments to end TB and HIV by 2030; WHO
End TB Strategy and UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes in context of people living
with HIV and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Self-stigma (or shame): extremely neglected yet critically important to address so
as to not lose gains made in fight against AIDS

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in context of key populations
such as transgender people, men who have sex with men (MSM), people who use
drugs (PWUDs), sex workers, among others; and SDGs; and research updates on
new HIV prevention technologies (vaccines, microbicides, etc)

TB prevention, diagnostics, treatment and care of children living with HIV

Unless we ensure that affected communities are central to TB and HIV responses
we will risk losing on gains made in fight against TB and HIV

Webinar in lead up to
TB 2016 and AIDS 2016
In lead up to TB 2016 and AIDS 2016, we hosted a
webinar for media from Asian and African nations on
11th July 2016 with experts from the International
Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union);

WHO Global TB Programme; and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) of Government of
India. 34 participants from following countries took part in this webinar: India, Indonesia,
Philippines, Japan, Tajikistan, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe,
Egypt, Ethiopia, Romania, Switzerland and USA.

Read more details about webinar for media in lead up to TB 2016 and AIDS 2016
Watch webinar recording: Call to scale up TB HIV collaborative activities

SNAPSHOT OF POST-WEBINAR MEDIA COVERAGE:









Josephine Chinele, Malawi: http://bit.ly/2awnqMW
Mercy Chaluma, Malawi: http://bit.ly/2b4tc3W
Aarti Dhar, India: http://bit.ly/2ajRryb
Urvashi Prasad, India: http://bit.ly/2ax7Ygu
Pritha Roy Choudhury, India: http://bit.ly/2b4sHXR
Shobha Shukla, India: http://bit.ly/2aP54EK
Chika Onyesi, STV News (TV channel), Nigeria: http://bit.ly/2aQ8dF5
Francis Obinna Okoye, Nigeria: http://bit.ly/2aKkusJ
Catherine Mwauyakufa, Zimbabwe: http://bit.ly/2b4stzL
Alice Tembe, Swaziland: http://bit.ly/2ax7iHY

Onsite conference coverage from TB 2016 and AIDS 2016
With kind support from the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, Shobha Shukla, CNS Managing Editor led
the onsite team to provide thematic conference coverage at TB 2016 and AIDS 2016. Coverage
snapshot is as follows:







Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it'
Integrated TB-HIV responses are a must to meet Sustainable Development Goals
Battling with three diseases and still going strong
We cannot eliminate TB if we leave children behind
International AIDS Conferences: From Durban to Durban - has anything changed in 16
years?
South African and Indian groups honour Ashok Ramsarup for people-centric journalism
Count the people at HIV risk right: Is money being spent or sitting in banks?
Tuberculosis and malnutrition: Double trouble?

Print and online media that published CNS content from TB 2016 and AIDS 2016:
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC); The Sunday Tribune, South Africa; Sky Radio,
Durban, South Africa; The Post, Durban, South Africa; The Seoul Times, South Korea; The
Sangai Express, India; Central Chronicle, India; Med India; Pakistan Christian Post; Scoop
News, New Zealand; Media for Freedom, Nepal; Op-Ed News; e-Pao Manipur, India; Asian
Tribune; The Hans India; Mangalorean News, India; Bihar and Jharkhand News Service, India;
HIV/AIDS News; News Clip; Modern Ghana; World News Network; Russia News Now; India
Health Network; The Maravi Post, Malawi; Weekly Blitz, Bangladesh; Taaza Khobor,
Bangladesh; USA News; 24 Live News, Bangladesh; Lilly Global Health News; Greater Asia
Daily; Counter Currents; Zobo News, South Africa; The Manipur Journal, India; CNS (Citizen
News Service); among others.

TB related articles were also published and disseminated via Global Stop-TB eForum, ITPC etc
as well as via social media accounts of CNS and partners (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc).

Raising spotlight on key issues via 4 sessions organized by CNS and
partners in Durban, South Africa
 Press conference session 1 on 17th July 2016
Venue: Press Conference Room 2,
Media Centre, AIDS 2016 conference
venue
Co-hosts: AIDS Society of India (ASI),
ARUNA, CNS (Citizen News Service),
Gujarat AIDS Prevention unit (GAP)
ISRCDE, Lilly MDR TB Partnership and
Vote For Health campaign
Panelists:
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Nomampondo Barnabas, Civil Society Liaison Officer, International Union Against TB
and Lung Disease (The Union)
Dr Haileyesus Getahun, Co-Chair of TB 2016 and Coordinator TB-HIV, WHO Global TB
Programme
Amy Israel, Program Director for Lilly's Global Health Programs
Dr Christopher Zishiri, Country Director (Zimbabwe), International Union Against TB and
Lung Disease (The Union)
Dr Padmapriya Darsini, Scientist E, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis
(NIRT), ICMR
Shobha Shukla, Managing Editor and Executive Director, CNS (Moderator)

Read more details: Can we afford to lose gains made in fight against HIV and TB?
Integrated responses must to meet SDGs by 2030!
Watch session recording streamed on YouTube: Can we afford to lose gains made in
fight against HIV & TB?

 Press conference session 2 on 19th July 2016
Venue: Meeting Room, Media Centre,
AIDS 2016 conference venue
Co-hosts: AIDS Society of India (ASI),
ARUNA, Asian Network of People who Use
Drugs (ANPUD), CNS (Citizen News
Service), Family Planning Association of
India (FPA India), Gujarat AIDS Prevention
unit (GAP) ISRCDE, Microbicides Society of
India (MSI) and Vote For Health campaign.
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Dr Ishwar Gilada (Chair), President, AIDS Society of India (ASI)
Dr Ann Duerr, Director for Scientific Affairs, HIV Vaccine Trials Network and Affiliate
Professor, Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Washington
Clare Collins, Associate Director (Communications and External Relations), Microbicide
Trial Network (MTN)
Simran Shaikh of India HIV/AIDS Alliance
Nisha Jagdish, Director (HIV), Family Planning Association of India (FPA India)
Abou Mere, Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD)
Shobha Shukla, Managing Editor and Executive Director, CNS

Read more details: We cannot end AIDS by 2030 if we put SRHR on blindspot
Watch session recording streamed on YouTube: We cannot end AIDS by 2030 if we put SRHR
on blindspot

 Press conference session 3: 21st July 2016
Venue: Speakers’ Centre, Media
Centre, AIDS 2016 conference venue
Co-hosts: The Work for Change,
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Global
Network of people living with HIV
(GNP+), European AIDS Treatment
Group (EATG), Trócaire, Zimbabwe
National Network of People living with
HIV (ZNNP+), IHP/ReShape, Connect,
Positively UK, AIDS Society of India
(ASI), Vote For Health, Center for
Supporting Community Development
Initiatives (SCDI) and CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Masimba Nyamucheta, ZNNP+, Zimbabwe
Shaun Mellors, International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Cloudie Farikai, ZNNP+, Zimbabwe

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Sophie Strachan, Positively UK
Benjamin Collins, ReShape
Jogendra Upadhyay, GAP India
Shobha Shukla, CNS (Moderator)

Read more details: I am not good enough: Is that true?
Watch session recording streamed on YouTube: I am not good enough: Is that true?

 Health Justice Lifetime Achievement Award on 18th July 2016:
Nelson Mandela Day
Venue: Gandhi (Phoenix) Settlement, Durban
Co-hosts: Gandhi Development Trust of South
Africa, AIDS Society of India and CNS
South Africa's Gandhi Development Trust led by
Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Ela Gandhi who
has devoted several decades in fighting apartheid
and working for non-violent peaceful and just social
order, conferred upon the Health Justice Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 on senior
journalist Ashok Ramsarup. This award was co-hosted by AIDS Society of India, Gandhi
Development Trust of South Africa, People's Health Organization, Asha Parivar and Citizen
News Service (CNS).
Read more details: Health Justice Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 to Ashok Ramsarup

For further information be welcome to contact:
Shobha Shukla
Managing Editor and Executive Director, CNS
Email: shobha@citizen-news.org | Twitter: @Shobha1Shukla