To coincide with the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), the International AIDS Society, Médecins du Monde (MdM), the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted this High Level Panel for around 50 participants including policy makers, journalists and programme managers.

This High Level Panel was the first event of its kind in Africa, warning the participants about the HIV response thoughout the country.

The High Level Panel was expertly chaired by Anso Thom, a leading health journalist from SECTION27 in South Africa – who reminded participants that this was the first event of its kind in Africa, following similarly themed meetings in Asia and elsewhere.

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