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Speakers Profiles

Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman graduated from Monash University in 1987 and trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Monash Medical Centre and Fairfield Infectious Diseases… Read more

Anand Grover

Anand Grover, is a designated Senior Advocate, practicing in the Supreme Court of India and the Director of the Lawyer’s Collective (India), having offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. He was the… Read more

Annie Madden

Annie Madden is the Executive Officer of the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) the national organisation representing people who inject or have injected illicit drugs… Read more

Carl Hart

Carl Hart is an Associate Professor at Columbia University in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology. He is also a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and has… Read more

Dr Marijke Wijnroks

Marijke Wijnroks joined the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as its Chief of Staff on 15 July 2013. In her position she has a broad responsibility and a particular focus on gender… Read more

Lambert Grijns

Lambert Grijns is Director of the Social Development Department and Special Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) & HIV/AIDS at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the… Read more

Liz Evans

Liz Evans trained as a nurse, and in one of Canada’s poorest postal codes worked for 23 years to envision and create numerous services that changed the way drug users are seen and treated.  People… Read more

Lynn M. Paltrow

Lynn M. Paltrow, J.D., is the Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW).  Ms. Paltrow is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law.… Read more

Mariângela Simão

Mariângela Simão - Director, Rights, Gender, Prevention and Community Mobilization Department, UNAIDS. Mariângela Simão joined UNAIDS in July 2010 from the Ministry of Health in Brazil where she… Read more

Professor Michel Kazatchkine, M.D.

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Professor Michel Kazatchkine has spent the last 30 years fighting AIDS as a leading physician, researcher,… Read more

Rajiv Kafle

With almost 15 years of experience in the field of HIV and Drug Use from the grassroots level where it is about saving one life at a time to the global boardrooms where public health policies and… Read more

Ricky Gunawan

Ricky Gunawan is an Indonesian human rights lawyer and the Director of the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat), based in Jakarta. He earned his law degree from the University of… Read more

Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss studied in Geneva where she received a degree in economics with special focus on econometrics in 1971. In her varied professional career she served as hotel secretary, editor of the… Read more

Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu

Shamini began her career as a news journalist at the New Straits Times covering current issues. She found her beat writing health and social issues, with a particular interest in HIV and AIDS… Read more

Tripti Tandon

Tripti Tandon is a  New Delhi based lawyer and Deputy Director with the Lawyers Collective, one of the oldest human rights organisation  in India. In her over 15 years of association with the… Read more

Yingxi Bi

Yingxi Bi is a Senior Research Associate at the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy. Ms Bi obtained her PhD recently in the Irish Centre for Human Rights, at the National University… Read more