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At the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, Abt Associates staff presented material on integrating family planning and HIV and AIDS services in Zambia and HIV care in Kenya provided through health insurance and private sector financing, among other subjects. This and other work continues our more than three decades of contributions to the global HIV and AIDS response both in the U.S. and around the world.

Abt was also literally on the necks of Sir Elton JohnBill Gates, and the thousands of other attendees. That’s because Abt sponsored the conference lanyard, which meant every AIDS 2016 attendee wore a conference ID with Abt’s familiar red-and-white logo.

“The lanyards generated a lot of interest and questions at Abt’s booth,” said Katherine Brouhard, senior associate for International Health at Abt. “It was a great opportunity to explain not only our work in HIV and AIDS, but to mention Abt’s broader work in areas as diverse as health systems strengthening, climate change, infectious disease, and food security.”<

Abt’s HealthRise project also launched its South Africa program at a satellite session at the International AIDS Conference in Durban on July 19: Thinking Collectively on Integrated Healthcare in Communities: How to Address Co-morbidities while Building Resilient Health Systems and Improving the Lives of Individuals. Organized by the Medtronic Foundation and the Lilly Foundation, the session explored how to build integrated health systems to address both communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and announced the HealthRise South Africa local partners who will be working to expand access to care for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Kwazulu-Natal and the Northern Cape.
View details about Abt’s presentations at the conference.