Chimee Adioha & Usman Ali on young people and health, HIV and advocacy in Pakistan
Dr Usman Ali is a medical graduate from Foundation University Pakistan. He has competed MBBS in 2016. Later worked with community-based organisation for HIV prevention and has worked with UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO and Global Fund on HIV public health response of Pakistan including grant making, PrEP research, PrEP services rollout and regional PrEP workshops. Currently, Im he is working as a freelance Public health consultant with various health organisations and as postgraduate Resident of psychiatry at King Edward Medical University. The university is the oldest medical teaching institute in Lahore. He provides mental healthcare services to people with emotional challenges, drug dependence, common mental illnesses including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar and schizophrenia. He is also a published researcher with 15 research articles to his credit
June 20, 2022
Venicia Fernandes and Chimee ADIOHA on Health Rights and Youth Advocacy in India
VENICIA AGNES FERNANDES is the Secretary of a youth focused organisation Human Touch Foundation, since 2019. An organisation with its core area in HIV, TB, SRHR , Drugs and Cyber Safety. With a graduation degree in Microbiology and Post-graduation in Biochemistry, She has been advising the organizational programmes, especially strategic directions on HIV, treatment literacy and adherence. She is currently a member of the PACT, Partnership & Resource Mobilization Working Group and has been delegated to the ICASA 2021. She is also working on the Universal Periodic Review for India this Year. She has represented HTF in Fight Aids Coalition advocates for treatment literacy on Advance HIV Disease (AHD) in India. Venicia has played a role in the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)’s Youth Forum 2021 and 2022, where she contributed to the regional and the country level briefs as country facilitator, rapporteur and moderator. Venicia has actively participated is campaigns related to Comprehensive sex education(CSE)in the Asia Pacific Region. She has completed courses in Data –Driven Advocacy by Arrow, Advocacy towards Policy preparedness by Treatment Action Group (TAG), De-Addiction Medication by Muktaa Charitable Foundation, Pune –India, Capacity building of civil society by National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. As a strong advocate of young people living with HIV , she has represented or contributed on platforms like Nairobi Summit ICPD25, Global to Local Science and Community in Response to HIV in India by IAS, 23rd International conference 2020, 11th IAS conference on HIV science 2021, 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines 2022 and HIV science and community in South Asia: Keeping HIV response effective in Pandemics symposium by Educational Fund IAS & ASHA Foundation India 2022. Human Touch Foundation and Venicia Agnes Fernandes is rewarded with numerous awards for its exemplary work in ending Aids in Goa & it's Contribution amid pendamic in providing assistance to PLHIV.
March 27, 2022
Nora Nyadzua & Chimee Adioha: Hearing from Kenya
Nora Nyadzua is a 22 year old young Kenyan woman. She is currently serving as a Youth Advisory Panel Member at UNFPA- Kenya. Her upcoming Community Based Organisation is focused mainly on drug and substance abuse with relation to quality education amongst young people.
February 07, 2022
Danish Tariq and Chimee Adioha for The PACT. Focus on Pakistan:
Danish Tariq is a Youth Advocate working for Meaningful and Inclusive Youth Participation, Informed Decision Making and Policy Advocacy. He is currently working as the Youth Focal Point at FP2030 and CEWG Pakistan selected by Ministry off National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Pakistan. He is the Project Officer at Youth Advocacy Network (YAN) and Fellow at the Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC.
December 14, 2021
Special issue for WORLD AIDS DAY 2021
Klaudia Szymuś is a medical student from Poland, serving as a Liaison Officer for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Issues, including HIV and AIDS in the International Federation for Medical Students’ Associations which represents 1.3 million medical students from 130 countries. She has worked in the field of SRHR for 6 years, with special interests in gender equality, gender and sexuality diversity and sexual health, implementing intersectional approaches such as effects of climate change on SRHR, access to services by vulnerable populations or health literacy in the context of sexual and reproductive health. Klaudia represented IFMSA in meetings such as World Health Assembly, Generation Equality Forum in France and High-Level Political Forum. She is also experienced in advocacy on Sustainable Development Goals and meaningful youth engagement. On the national level, she worked on advocating for access to safe abortion, family planning, comprehensive sexuality education, HIV&AIDS prevention and eliminating discrimination of LGBTQIA+ community through policy papers, grassroot campaigns and workforce education.
November 30, 2021
Riju Dhakal and Chimee Adioha in Conversation
Riju Dhakal, 23, President at YUWA (2020-2022) is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Public Health from the Central Department of Public Health, Institute of Medicine. YUWA is a youth-led youth-run organization that works for diverse issues of young people including SRHR. She has been an SRHR activist for more than three years and has been involved in national, regional and international level advocacy processes and evidence generation under YUWA. She is passionate about Comprehensive Sexuality Education and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has represented Nepal at platforms like the 47th Human Rights Council, Generation Equality Forum, Pleasure Project, Congress of World Association for Sexual Health-2021 and many more to talk about young people’s SRHR needs and position in Nepal. Besides that, she is also passionate about poetry and traveling.
October 28, 2021
David Imbago Jacome
David is a young medical doctor who studied medicine at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and holds a Master's in Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Since he started medical school, he joined the National Association of Medical Students and held several positions in the Association up until 2016 when he became the President of the Association in Ecuador. In addition, he was also a member of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), holding the position of General Assistant for the Americas Region in 2014-2015. Through the work of the IFMSA with Ipas, David started his activism for reproductive rights by advocating for safe and legal abortion, working on capacity building for advocacy with fellow medical students. After finishing med school, David became a member of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, being involved in high level advocacy for young people's SRHR. As a medical doctor he worked during 2018-2019 in a rural community in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest in a primary care facility, working with indigenous communities in remote locations. Currently, David is a member of the International Youth Health Organization and a Board Member of PMNCH, as Chair of the Adolescent and Youth Constituency. David is the Strategic Partnerships and Programs Coordinator at CORE Group, a Global Health NGO based in Washington DC and a Commissioner of the Lancet Commission for Adolescent Health and Well-being.
October 28, 2021
World Population Day 2021: CSE and AYPs in West Africa & Latin America
Itoro Ekanem and Molly Chan in a conversation on the need for CSE as a right for young people across the world.
July 11, 2021
Levi Singh: What Exactly Do We Want to See at the HLM?
Listen to The PACT Communications Lead & Levi Singh in a 10 minutes conversation podcast session discuss the expectations of all youth at the UN High Level Meeting. Levi Singh works with the SRHR Africa Trust as regional youth and policy adviser.
June 05, 2021
Sitting with Thitiwatt Sitasejtakorn: My HIV Status Does Not Define Me Anymore
Pete Thitiwatt Sirasejtakorn is from Thailand. He is a HIV Activist working around human rights and equality in Thailand. https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/02/1084532
May 25, 2021
In Conversation with Nimisire Emitimo
Emitomo Tobi Nimisire is a Writer, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocate, and Communications Strategist. Presently, she's the Project Manager of NGWomen4Peace.
April 15, 2021
Doan Tung: Voices from Vietnam
Doan Tung with Chimee Adioha on the situation in Vietnam. Discussion revolved around LGBTQI, HIV/AIDS and the future of young people in Vietnam.
March 15, 2021
International Condom Day 2021
The PACT podcast
February 13, 2021
In conversation with Frei Sangil
The PACT podcast
February 05, 2021
A conversation with Iwatutu Joyce
HIV, COVID-19 and Cervical Cancer
January 14, 2021
In conversation with Georgie Wallis: Young people and HIV
In this episode, Georgie Wallis & Chimee Adioha freely explore the situations around young people and HIV and the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 02, 2020
World Mental Health Day with Aaron & Justin
World Mental Health Day conversations with 2 members of The PACT. This is a special edition.
November 02, 2020
Alex Cenna and Chimee Adioha
Mr Alex Cenna is a young gay man and youtuber living with HIV from Mexico. Alex is an activist, a social media influencer and recently spoke at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in California.
October 03, 2020