What: The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai will host a virtual event on World AIDS Day to honor those living with HIV globally and support youth growing up with HIV in Kenya. The virtual event will consist of expert panel discussions on topics including how to improve patient care and services to children and adolescents with HIV and AIDS across the world and in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual event will also benefit Kenyan youth living with HIV with all proceeds supporting counseling services, food, PPE, temporary housing, peer support groups, and other services for adolescents and their families. The Arnhold Institute for Global Health leads the Adolescent Health initiative within the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) partnership in Kenya. Through the partnership with AMPATH—one of the world’s largest HIV treatment programs—more than 15,000 children and 140,000 adults receive HIV care.  

When: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 9:00 -11:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event

How: Register for the event here.

Who: Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS, Chair, Department of Health System Design and Global Health, and Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai, in conversation with leading clinicians and researchers in global and public health care. Full agenda:

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET, Global Adolescent HIV/AIDS: What Must Be Done to Serve the World’s Children?
    -Wole Ameyan, Technical Officer, Adolescent HIV, World Health Organization
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. ET, An Urgent Appeal for Adolescents Living with HIV in Western Kenya
    -Edith Apondi, MBChB, Mmed, Pediatrician, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya; Consultant, Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Program, AMPATH
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. ET, HIV/AIDS Care in New York City
    -Joseph Masci, MD, Chair of Global Health at Elmhurst Hospital; Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at Mount Sinai
    -John Steever, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Health Center at Mount Sinai
    -Roberto Posada, MD, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics and Medical Education at Mount Sinai
  • 11:15-11:30 a.m. ET, Closing Remarks