Conference 2007: Positive Motherhood


09.00 Arrival, coffee and tea

09.15 Welcome and introduction by Helena Zweifel Coordinator of


Dr Claudia Kessler Boarding, Swiss Tropical Institut, Basel: Positive Motherhood –- Global overview on challenges and opportunities

Marleen Dermaut, Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland, Bruxelles: Prevention, care, treatment and support for HIV positive women, their infants and their families. Experiences from Moçambique

Lida Lhotska, IBFAN, Geneva: Infant feeding - Supporting mothers to make informed choices

Dr Saskia Walentowitz, Social Anthropologist, Bern: Social anthropological perspectives on vertical transmission of HIV

Annet Biryetega, National Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (NACWOLA), Uganda: Coping with stigma of positive motherhood. The experience of NACWOLA.

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Working group on key issues

16.00 Plenary: Where to go from here: Key messages and commitments

16.30 Farewell

The conference will be held in English

Venue: Kornhausforum, Kornhausplatz 18, 3011 Bern,

Conference fee: Partners of CHF 50.-. Others: CHF 80.-

Advisory group: Emma Amadò (Médecins Sans Frontières), Thomas Gass (SolidarMed), Monika Kaempf (Swiss Red Cross), Michèle Morier-Genou (EPER),  Rebecca Norton (Terre des Hommes Foundation), Helen Prytherch (Swiss Tropical Institute).

Coordination: Helena Zweifel,, Medicus Mundi Switzerland

The conference is financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).