Can Frontier Technologies Accelerate Impact in Preventing HIV Transmission?

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Can Frontier Technologies Accelerate Impact in Preventing HIV Transmission?

By Abt Associates

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Monday, July 23, 2018 · 10:15am - 12:15pm CEST


RAI Amsterdam Emerald Room 2-22 Europaplein 1078 GZ Amsterdam Netherlands


Join us for a 2018 International AIDS Conference satellite event as we explore how emerging technologies such as blockchain offer the potential to enhance HIV service delivery and quality care for people living with HIV. Whether it’s providing protected and accessible medical records, or improving the efficiency and targeting of donor funding, blockchain can be a powerful tool for social good.

Abt Associates, together with partners from IrisGuard, North Star Alliance, PEPFAR, Girl Effect, and Jack Tanner of Jack and the Blockstalk will discuss piloting blockchain solutions, developing cross-sector partnerships and identifying new opportunities to scale programming.

Panel 1: Challenges Associated with Reaching Those Most in Need

  • Lauren Marks – Director of Private Sector Engagement for PEPFAR, U.S. Department of State, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC)
  • Eva Mwai – Regional Director, East Africa, North Star Alliance
  • Lauren Weir – Partnerships Director, Abt Associates

Panel 2: Frontier Technologies for Persistent Challenges

  • Imad Malhas – Founder and CEO, IrisGuard, Inc
  • Claire Tavernier – Chief Operating Officer, Gift Effect
  • Benno Belling – Change and Data Strategy Manager, North Star Alliance
  • Jack Tanner – Blockchain Developer and Specialist, Jack and the Blockstalk

Dr. Jane Thomason, Senior Global Advisor, Digital Transformations, Abt Associates will moderate the discussions.

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Abt Associates is a global consulting and research firm that uses data and bold thinking to improve the quality of people's lives. From combatting infectious disease and conducting rigorous program evaluations, to ensuring safe drinking water and promoting access to affordable housing - and more - we partner with clients and communities to tackle their most complex challenges. 

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