2024 HLB-SIMPLe Meeting Agenda

Day 1 (Tuesday, 28 May)

Other agendas: Day 2 | Day 3

All times in Botswana local time zone (GMT +2).

7:00-8:00 | Working Breakfasts for PIs and PMs

Location: Poolside room, 5th floor, hotel building.

8:00-9:00 | Welcome and Opening Keynotes

Topic: Integration of HIV and NCD Programs for Scale-Up – Global Landscape, Opportunities, Pitfalls.

Location: Main conference room, conference center, 2nd floor.

Link to Zoom livestream.

Keith Mintzer (NHLBI), Mosepele Mosepele (InterCARE), and Minister Honorable Edwin Dikoloti (Botswana Minister of Health and Wellness) will deliver opening remarks.

 

Keynote presenters

Mukta Sharma (WHO)

Bonaparte Nkomo (Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness)

 

After their presentations, panelists will participate in a discussion moderated by Francois Venter (iHEART-SA).

9:00-10:00 | Keynote Panel Discussion

Topic: Key Issues in the Integration of HIV and NCD Programs.

Location: Main conference room, conference center, 2nd floor.

Link to Zoom livestream.

Panelists and presentations

Cindy Kelemi (BONELA): Civil Society and the Universal Health — Lessons from the HIV Response.

Shabbar Jaffar (InterCARE): Insights from the INTE-AFRICA Study and Implications for HLB-SIMPLe.

Billy Tsima (University of Botswana): Equity in Health, Context in Which Diseases Occur, and Collaboration with the Community.

Joseph Makhema (Botswana Harvard Health Partnership): Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials Related to HIV and Hypertension.

Mosa Moshabela (University of KwaZulu-Natal): Health Systems, People-centered Care and Research – How to Achieve Balance and What Kind of Research Do We Need?”

After their presentations, panelists will participate in a discussion moderated by Wilbroad Mutale (TASKPEN).

10:00-11:00 | Group Photos and Tea Break

Location: Main conference room foyer, conference center, 2nd floor.

April Houston (RCC) and Byron Biryaho (PULESA) will take group photos. All meeting attendees are invited to participate.

10:30-12:00 | Botswana Panel Discussion

Topic: Future Directions of Integration of HIV Care and NCDs in Botswana.

Location: Main conference room, conference center, 2nd floor.

Link to Zoom livestream.

Panelists

Ontiretse Letlhare (NAHPA Permanent Secretary)

Mareko Ramotsababa (Botswana Ministry of Health)

Wame Dikobe (FHI 360)

Tidimalo Ookame (Gaborone DHMT)

12:00-13:00 | Lunch and Networking

Location: Savori restaurant, hotel building, 1st floor.

13:00-15:00 | Concurrent Working Groups

13:00-14:00 (first hour)

PROM Working Group | Location: Leruo 1, conference center, 1st floor. 

Carmen Hazim (SCALE SAIA-HTN), Nafesa Kanneh (MAP-IT), Aaloke Mody (RCC), and Ken Schechtman (RCC) moderating.

 

Science Communication Cohort | Location: Leruo 2, conference center, 1st floor. 

April Houston (RCC) moderating.

Business:

  • Presentation by Tapela Morapedi (InterCARE Community Advisory Board) on storytelling and media engagement
  • Practice and critique capstone presentations

 

14:00-15:00 (second hour)

Community Engagement Working Group | Location: Leruo 1, conference center, 1st floor. 

Angela Brown (RCC) and Claudia Ordoñez (iHEART-SA) moderating.

 

Capacity Building + K43/SRP Trainees | Location: Leruo 2, conference center, 1st floor. 

Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch (iHEART-SA), and Victor Davila-Roman (RCC) moderating.

Business:

Trainees can drop in to meet with subcommittee leadership about their projects/grants and any challenges they may be facing.

 

13:00-15:00 (both hours)

Data Harmonization and Costing Working Group | Location: Abela 1, conference center, 1st floor. 

David Dowdy (RCC) and Adam Wilcox (RCC) moderating.

Business:

  • Context variables

    D&I Working Group | Location: Abela 2, conference center, 1st floor. 

    Michael Herce (TASKPEN), Lisa Hirschhorn (InterCARE), and Ana Mocumbi (SCALE SAIA-HTN) moderating.

    Business:

    • Cross-site strategy paper
    • Integration: Toward measures and metrics
    • Propose and discuss shared metrics
    15:05-15:35 | Working Groups Report Back

    Location: Main conference room, 2nd floor, conference center.

    One representative from each working group will have five minutes to summarize their session, highlighting any decisions or action points relevant to the rest of the Alliance.

    15:35-16:15 | Communications Planning Strategy Session

    Location: Main conference room, conference center, 2nd floor.

    Link to Zoom livestream.

    Moderator: April Houston (RCC)

    Using a human-centered design exercise called How Might We, participants will form small groups to brainstorm opportunities for cross-project collaboration on external communications products and initiatives to tell the HLB-SIMPLe story.

    16:15 | Announcements and Adjournment

    Location: Main conference room, conference center, 2nd floor.

    Link to Zoom livestream.

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