IPHASA 2023, the 2nd International Paediatric HIV Symposium, will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 1 to 2 December 2023. IPHASA 2023, being held at the Holiday Inn Harare, will share paediatric HIV evidence and good practices to help support in-country implementation and adaptation across the African continent.
Globally, 2.73 million children younger than 15 years are living with HIV, according to the UNAIDS 2022 report; 160,000 children acquired HIV in 2021, and 110,000 AIDS-related deaths occurred in that year. The African continent is the epicentre of the HIV pandemic, accounting for almost 85% of vertical transmissions. Levels of access to ART vary, from 56% in eastern and southern Africa to 35% in western and central Africa.
Symposium participants will include healthcare workers, policy makers, programme implementers, representatives of ministries of health and researchers working on paediatric HIV. By attending the symposium, you will:
- Hear the latest global and regional updates on paediatric HIV prevention, care and treatment
- Learn from country experiences and best practices in implementing paediatric HIV programmes
- Equip yourself with new knowledge and skills in implementation science
Registration now open
Registrations are free of charge. All registrations must be submitted through the online registration form.
Abstract submission is now open
All abstracts must focus on paediatric HIV (infants and children 0-15 years old), including the perinatal and in utero periods, and studies on mother-baby pairs and children exposed to HIV and negative. We encourage work that introduces new ideas, as well as analyses of successes and failures. Authors are invited to submit abstracts focusing on solutions that close the implementation knowledge gap. We particularly encourage abstracts focusing on lessons learnt through country programmes and project or policy implementation or management.