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15.05.2019 General News

INTEREST Holds 13th Conference In Accra

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
INTEREST Holds 13th Conference In Accra
LISTEN MAY 15, 2019

The HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings Conference also known as the INTEREST Conference is currently being held for the 13th time in Ghana, Accra.

The annual conference is bringing together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents to help tackle the disease.

The four-day conference being hosted at the Kempinski Hotel is expected to showcase cutting-edge scientific knowledge and to build a vibrant community of African physicians and scientists committed to facilitating the implementation of local solutions for preventing HIV transmission and clinically managing patients living with HIV.

In attendance today was First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Minister for Health, Kwadwo Agyemang Manu, Acting Director of Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr. Kyeremeh Atuahene, leading Member of Hope for Future generation, Cecilia Senoo, Karusa Karigu from UNAIDS (Uganda) as well as experts from other parts of the world who took turns to share their ideas.

Delivering a keynote address at the program, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo called on members of the other participating countries to intensify the fight against the disease whiles providing the needed care to victims of the disease, especially teenagers.

The conference will continue today and end on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Each of the 3 remaining days will see organizers having discussions with participants on the progress plans to tackle the disease as well as the way forward.