International Seminar 21 st and 22 nd November 2011, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

  "ReCHEE team members (Asst. Prof. Sukhontha Kongsin, Miss.Nootchawan Boonruang. Miss.Saranya Boonyai, 
Miss Kitiya Prom-On and Mr.Sittikorn Rongsumlee) attended the International Seminar on Socio-Economic and Mental Health Burdens of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21-22 November 2011. 

Asst. Prof. Sukhontha Kongsin, the head of ReCHEE, presented the topic of 
People Living With HIV/AIDS and Their Households: Impact Mitigation - the Need for Strategic Action on this seminar."
Plenary Sessions
SESSION 1 : Mental health burden of HIV/AIDS in developing countries

Session Chair: Jamal Hisham Hashim(UNU-IIGH)
(Summary by Nootchawan Boonruang)
1.We know element of effective SW interventions (Click download)
Dr David Wilson (World Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Programme Director
2.Protective Factor HIV Diagnosis(Click download)
Dr Maria Isabel Echanis-Melgar (Training Director, Ateneo de Manila University)
3. Challenges in Delivering Effective Mental Health Services to People with HIV Infection in Custodial Settings(Click download)
Dr Mohammad Muhsin Ahmad Zahari (Clinical Psychiatrist, University of Malaya Medical Centre)
4. Mental Health issues in HIV/AIDS -Indian perspective(Click download)
Prof. Kasi Sekar (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Deemed University, Bangalore)
5. Mainstreaming Mental Health into the Development Priorities in the United Nations(Click download)
Dr Takeshi Izutzu (Psychologist, UN HQ NY)


SESSION 2 :Socio-economic burden of HIV/AIDS in developing countries

Session Chair: Prof.Dr.Khadijah Shamsuddin (UKM)
(Summary by Mr.Sittikorn Rongsumlee)
1.Addressing HIV infection risks and consequences among elderly (> 50 years) Sub-Saharan Africans(Click download)
Prof. Niyi Awofeso (Professor of Population Health, University of Western Australia)
2. Research and Policy in HIV/AIDS: the Way Forward(Click download)
Prof. Adeeba Kamarulzaman (Co-Chair of the WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee for HIV-AIDS)
3. Socio-economic Impact of HIV/ AIDS and Mental Health(Click download)
Prof. Syed Mohamed Aljunid (Senior Research Fellow and Health Economics Professor, UNU-IIGH)
4.ocio-economic Burden of HIV/AIDS: Willingness-to-Pay for Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmssion in Ghana (Click download)
Emmanuel Ayifah (Project Manager of iLiNS Project, University of Ghana)
5. People living with HIV/AIDS and Their Households: Impact Mitigation - the Need for Strategic Action(Click download)
Dr Sukhonta Kongsin (Assistant Professor in Health Economics, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University)
6. Socio-Economic Burden of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries: Education Sector Response(Click download)
Prof. Obioma Nwaorgu (Director, Energy and Environment, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria)
7. Toward an Extended Economic Life of the Destitute People with HIV/AIDS: An Islamic Microfinance Approach(Click download)
Dr Khalid Ghailan (Public Health Researcher in Health Economics, UNU-IIGH)
8. Averting Economic Disaster: Addressing HIV risk in the Business Product Outsourcing Industry in the Philippines."(Click download)

Dr Edsel Maurice Tanghal Salvana (Assistant Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines)

SESSION 3 :Care delivery and response from the frontline

Session Chair: Mr.Azrul Mohd Khalib(UNTG)
(Summary by Miss Saranya Boonyai)
1.Mental Health Burden of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries (Click download)
Prof. David Musyimi Ndetei (Director of the African Mental Health Foundation) Keynote
2. Counselling for Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients in Malaysia (Click download)
(Challenges and Best Practices)Mr. Andrew Tan (President of Malaysian Positive Network,MyPlus)
3. Global Policy Trend of HIV and NCDs including Mental Health: UNAIDS perspectives(Click download)
Dr Satoshi Ezoe (Advisor, UNAIDS)
4. The Role of NGOs in Promoting Mental Health for the PLHIV Community in Malaysia(Click download)
Dr. Ismail Baba (Convenor of the AIDS Action & Research Group, USM Malaysia)
5. Running an Effective Psycho-Social Support Programme for Positive MSM in Malaysia(Click download)
Mr Kevin Baker (Communications Manager, PT Foundation Malaysia)

6. Psychiatric Disorders in HIV-Positive Individuals in Urban Uganda(Click download)
Dr Mugerwa Shaban (Senior Medical Officer, National Disease Control Department, AIDS Control Programme, Ministry of Health of Uganda)
7. HIV , Mental Health and Refugees - Case Studies'(Click download)
Dr. Xavier Pereira (Director, Health Equity Initiatives)