Conference 2006: The Right to Know and the Will to Act


09.00 Arrival, coffee and tea

09.15 Welcome and introduction by Helena Zweifel Coordinator of

09.30–12.45 Prevention and life perspectives: Focus youth –- Concepts, policies and experiences

Momo Omais Singer/Songwriter, Senegal/Switzerland: Non au sida  - no to AIDS

Farai Mahaso, Batanai HIV/AIDS Support Group, Zimbabwe: The positive and negartive impact of former and present campaigns on HIV/AIDS

Marie-Françoise Sprungli, Kallpa, Peru: Working with Youth –- youth-led prevention and information

Edna Engelbrecht, mission 21, South Africa/Switzerland: Youth, HIV/AIDS prevention and the church

Fred Merkle, Consultant, Germany: The overall picture: Access to comprehensive information and health services for young people

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Working groups: Facing the challenges

16.00 Plenary: Where to go from here: Declaration of Intent on Human rights, HIV/AIDS and youth

16.30 Farewell

The conference will be held in English

Venue: Hotel Bern, Zeughausgasse 9, 3011 Bern,

Conference fee: Partners of CHF 50.-. Others: CHF 80.-

Advisory group: Esther Bodenmann, Denise Caviezel, Andreas Loebell, Ricarda Merkle, Barbara Müller, Rao Satapati, Stefan Siebenhaar.

Coordination: Helena Zweifel,, Medicus Mundi Switzerland

The conference is financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).