On 18 May 2018 WHO issued a statement on potential safety issue affecting women living with HIV using dolutegravir at the time of conception. Since then WHO headquarters, regional and country offices have been actively working with countries and partners, including civil society, to explore policy and implementation implications and actions to help ensure that any potential risk is appropriately considered and managed while also ensuring minimum impact on national treatment programmes.
While WHO takes the potential safety issue seriously more information is required from women around the world who have been pregnant while taking dolutegravir. This webinar will seek to update on the current situation and offer an opportunity for civil society and other partners to ask questions and share observations and concerns.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1500-1600hrs CET
Moderation: Andy Seale
– Introduction – Gottfried Hirnschall, Director HIV Department, WHO
– Presentation on study findings, implications and actions taken to date – Meg Doherty, Coordinator, HIV/TAC, WHO
– Discussion on civil society reactions and concerns – Florence Anam, Advocacy and Communication Manager, ICW and Coco Jervis, Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer, GNP+
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