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World-Renown AIDS Activist Speaks at Allegheny General Hospital

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

 The Allegheny General Hospital Registered Nurse Chapter of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania invites the public to “Towards an AIDS-Free World: An Evening with Stephen Lewis.”

This special program providing a forum for discussion regarding ways to improve the global response to HIV/AIDS begins at 6 p.m. on January 12, 2010 in the Magovern Auditorium at Allegheny General Hospital.

Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, a new international advocacy organization, has worked for more than two decades to establish more a urgeant and effective response to AIDS worldwide. Lewis was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006. From 1995 to 1999, Lewis was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF at the organization’s global headquarters in New York. In April 2005, TIME magazine listed Lewis as one of the “100 most influential people in the world.”
 

In addition to his work with AIDS-Free World, Lewis is a Professor in Global Health, Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and is the author of the best-selling book, Race Against Time.
 

Lewis has received a number of prestigious awards, amongst them: the Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Award from the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (2003); the International Council of Nurses’ Health and Human Rights Award, awarded quadrennially for outstanding contributions to international health and human rights (2005); and the Health and Human Rights Award from Doctors of the World, USA (2007).

 

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