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HVAD 2017 - What Vaccine Champions Are Doing


  • "Excellence in Scientific Journalism", a regional media boot camp for health reporters; Cape Town, South Africa; 25-26 May
  • Daily lunch briefings on advocacy in vaccine research at the Interest Workshop, AKA “Africa’s CROI”; Lilongwe, Malawi; 16-19 May
  • Open Day on HIV Vaccine Research; Lagos, Nigeria; 18 May
  • National Civil Society Network Trainings on HIV Prevention Research and Advocacy; Harare, Bulawayo, and Mutare, Zimbabwe; 21-31 May
  • HVAD Media Breakfast; Nairobi, Kenya; 18 May
  • Community procession, community service, and outreach on HIV vaccine research and development by the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative; Kibera, Kenya; 18 May
  • Community stakeholder meetings with HIV vaccine research updates by the Uganda Virus Research Institute-IAVI and the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute; Kalangala, Masaka, Mukono and Wakiso districts in Uganda; 18 May
Members of WACI Health celebrating HIV Vaccine Awareness Day


  • Panel Discussion: Reflections on RV144; Chiang Mai, Thailand; 18 May
  • Film screening and panel discussion on the necessity and impact of a preventive vaccine with the National AIDS Control Organization, WHO, the India HIV/AIDS Alliance, National Coalition for HIV Positive Individuals, and the THSTI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Translational Research Laboratory (HVTR); Delhi, India
  • AIDS walks and poster competitions in three rural communities; Pune, India
  • Lecture on current status of HIV vaccine research followed by media briefing at Karad Institute of Medical Sciences, IAVI-HVTR; Pune, India, 18 May
  • HVAD presentations at various companies and colleges, attended by Health Minister and Health Secretary of State of Tamil Nadu; Chennai, India; 18 May

Click the image above for slides from an illustration workshop introducing key populations to the use of visuals as an effective means of communicating.