"A Collaborative Solution for Tropical Diseases: The Luso-American Response" - HIV/AIDS Conference 2011" Meeting Date: September 7-9, 2011 Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Rua do Sacramento a Lapa, 21 - Lisbon, Portugal
The immediate impact of tropical infectious diseases is largely regional; however, due to the challenges of eliminating diseases in resource-poor settings and the reverberating effects of such wide scale morbidity and mortality, there is a global responsibility to develop collaborative, synchronous initiatives and solutions. A shared contribution of resources as well as scientific, cultural, and regional knowledge through global partnerships would expedite the process of reducing the burden of diseases in the developing world context.
The Luso-American Development Foundation in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, has developed a three-year annual conference series which highlights the importance of developing multidisciplinary collaborative research projects in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, particularly in Africa. This series is entitled: "A Collaborative Solution for Tropical Diseases: The Luso-American Response". The series commenced with the Tuberculosis Conference in October 2007, followed by the Malaria Meeting in July 2009. HIV/AIDS was the subject of the September 7-9, 2011 conference in Lisbon.
The conference involved nearly 70 participants representing prominent institutions in AIDS-related research and policy-making including NIAID-NIH, CDC, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, and Mozambique's National Institute of Health.