Kirby Seminar - Mr Bill Bowtell - "International and Australian Perspectives on Three Decades of HIV/AIDS.”

Image - Kirby Seminar - Mr Bill Bowtell - "International and Australian Perspectives on Three Decades of HIV/AIDS.”
Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Tuesday, 7 June 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 

Level 6, Seminar Room
Wallace Wurth Building
UNSW Australia
Sydney NSW 2052

Contact for bookings: 
Lunch will be served at 12.30 in the foyer outside the seminar room. Please RSVP to kpetoumenos@kirby.unsw.edu.au for dietary and catering purposes COB Friday 3rd June 2016.
Contact for inquiries: 
kpetoumenos@kirby.unsw.edu.au
Booking deadline: 

The Kirby Institute is pleased to present:

Mr Bill Bowtell -  Executive Director, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

"International and Australian Perspectives on Three Decades of HIV/AIDS.”

 
Tuesday 7th June 2016

Seminar: 1pm-2pm
Lunch will be served at 12.30 in the foyer outside the seminar room. Please RSVP to kpetoumenos@kirby.unsw.edu.au for dietary and catering purposes COB Friday 3rd June 2016.

Abstract:
Being one of the many key forces in Australia's response to HIV/AIDS, Bill Bowtell will talk about how far we have come in 30 years, how the response has changed and the challenges we are facing if we are to eliminate AIDS globally.

Bio:
Mr Bill Bowtell AO, Executive Director, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund. Bill is a strategic policy adviser, with particular interest in national and international health policy structures and reform. He trained as a diplomat, with postings in Portugal, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe. As senior adviser to the Australian health minister, Bill Bowtell played a significant role in the introduction of the Medicare health insurance system in 1984. He was an architect of Australia’s successful and well-regarded response to HIV/AIDS. Between 1994 and 1996, Bill Bowtell was senior political adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia. He maintains a close interest in the potential impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the other communicable diseases, on the social, economic and political development of the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2005, Bill was Director of the HIV/AIDS Project at the Lowy Institute for International Policy and, since 2009, the Executive Director of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund. Pacific Friends is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In these positions, he has sought to increase knowledge and awareness of the challenges posed globally, and to the Pacific region, by the three diseases. He has written and broadcast extensively on these subjects and participated in many international and Australian conferences and seminars especially in relation to HIV/AIDS.

Location

Events