HEADS-UP: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at AIDS2016 Conference (18-22 July, 2016)

Dear Media colleagues,

It’s a few days before the 21st International Aids Conference kicks off in Durban and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) would like to share with you a PROGRAMME OF EVENTS during the week-long conference running from 18 – 22 July (BROCHURE ATTACHED).

MSF is excited to be part of this big conference where nearly 18,000 scientists, policymakers, world leaders and people living with HIV will gather in Durban, South Africa to take stock of the global response to the epidemic.

Nearly 100 MSF staff from our HIV projects worldwide will take part in AIDS2016 and will present the latest operational research related to improved models of care, linking to and keeping people in care, human resources for health as well as scale up of routine viral load monitoring to get ahead of the HIV epidemic.

  • Please see FULL PROGRAMME and FURTHER INFORMATION ON PRESS EVENTS on the attached MSF@AIDS2016 brochure.


  • For live updates from the conference and to FOLLOW US ON TWITTER use our handle twitter handle @MSF_HIV


  • An MSF WEBPAGE dedicated to AIDS2016 and where you can find extra media resources (Please note this page will be updated throughout the conference): https://www.msf.org.za/Aids2016
  • Experts and spokespeople will be available on-site and via phone before and during the conference if you would like to set up an interview
  • For any media enquiries please contact the following MSF media officers:

All International media – Brienne Prusak - Cell: +1 646 531 0754 - brienne.prusak@newyork.msf.org

All South African & Regional media– Angela Makamure - +27 (0) 79 872 2950 – angela.makamure@joburg.msf.org

For Eshowe visits or other field visits – Ryan Fortune - +27 (0) 72 350 0851 - msfocb-capetown-comsoff@brussels.msf.org


In the lead up to AIDS2016, we would like to invite members of the media to visit our “Bending the Curves” project in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal to learn more about our partnerships with civil society and traditional leadership that are aimed at reducing the incidence of HIV and TB.

Visits are scheduled to take place on 14 and 19 July only and we will provide you with transport to and from Eshowe, as well as refreshments. For more information, please contact Ryan and Angela or click HERE:   



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Angela Makamure Press Officer, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
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