Sonke Gender Justice IAS Satellite Session on “Mind the Gap: To Get To Zero, We Must Also Get To Men”

Sonke GapThe SASH Programme supported Sonke Gender Justice in its ICASA satellite session on the gender gap in access to antiretroviral therapy.  The session was a huge success and featured panelists talking about challenges and opportunities around getting men involved in HIV and Health Services. Many of the 200-250 people who attended were wearing the MIND THE GAP (“To Get To Zero, We Must Also Get To Men”) t-shirts that were a visual part of ICASA in Cape Town. Prof. Sheila Tlou of UNAIDS was one of the panelists, and a vibrant discussion with the audience and media present followed.

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Panelists included:

  • Dr. Christopher J. Colvin, Senior Research Officer, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
  • Bafana Khumalo, Senior Programmes Specialist and Co-Founder, Sonke Gender Justice, Men’s Sector Chair, South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
  • Mmapaseka Steve Letsike, Deputy Chairperson, SANAC
  • Phumzile Nwyagi, Senior Trainer, Sonke Gender Justice
  • Michael Onyango, Executive Director, Movement for Men Against AIDS in Kenya (MMAAK)
  • Prof. Sheila Tlou, Director Regional Support Team – East and Southern Africa, UNAIDS


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