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Realising Rights end of RPC conference

London 17 and 18 May 2010

Realising Rights were one of 4 DFID-funded Research Programme Consortia (RPC) who jointly organised the international conference Countdown to 2015: Challenging orthodoxies related to SRH and HIV. All four RPCs involved work on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV and AIDS and are concerned with difficult, controversial and sometimes neglected issues:

  • ABBA – Addressing the Balance of Burden in HIV/AIDS
  • Evidence for Action on HIV treatment and care systems
  • Realising Rights – Improving sexual and reproductive health for poor and vulnerable populations
  • SRH-HIV – Programme for Research and Capacity Building in Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV in Developing Countries

The conference was organised into five thematic areas and presented findings from different national and regional settings on some of the core questions that the consortia have been engaging with:

  • Building health systems for the future of HIV and SRH
  • Contextualising and implementing SRH rights
  • Bridging treatment and prevention in HIV
  • Addressing social, structural and economic drivers of  HIV and SRH 
  • Getting research into policy and practice and the use of evidence by policymakers

The conference was a great successs attracting both UK and international delegates and speakers. Around 150 people attended, including international policy advocates, DFID, NGOs, media, researchers, parliamentarians and editors of SRH, HIV and other health-related journals. There was also a well-received photographic display from the DFID-funded IDS sexuality and development programme.

>>Conference programme.

 

 


Find out more

To find out more you can visit the official International AIDS Conference web site.

The Institute of Development Studies has a programme on HIV and development

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are part of two Research Programme Consortia that look at HIV.

Research and Capacity Building in Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV in Developing Countries.


Evidence for Action on HIV treatment and care systems.