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International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections
IUSTI Asia pacific has objective of fostering international cooperation in the control of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. It is an Official Non-Government Organisation in Consultative Status with the World Health Organisation It is especially concerned not only with the medical aspects but the social and epidemiological aspects of the control of sexually transmitted diseases and increasingly HIV/AIDS. IUSTI organizes conferences on sexually transmitted infections after every 2 years and provide training to clinicians and lab personnel on STI . Cottisa in bangkok is running the training programme for lat so many years . Membership of IUSTI is open to individuals or organisations with a professional interest in the control of sexually transmitted infections.
The following constitute the executive committee of IUSTI AP
Regional Director Dr Somesh Gupta
Regional Chairman Dr Xiang-Sheng Chen Honorary Secretary Dr Sunil Sethi
Honorary Membership Secretary Dr Somesh Gupta Immediate Past Chairman and Honorary Treasurer Dr Brian Mulhalli
Vice-Chair Oceania Pacific Subregion (Australia) Dr Cathrine O’Connor Vice-Chair South East Asia Subregion (India) and Chairman- Elect Dr Kaushl Verma Vice-Chair West Asia Subregion (United Arab Emirates) Dr Kamal Faour
Vice-Chair East Asia Subregion (China) Dr Qian-Qiu Wang
Vice-Chair East Asia Subregion (Indonesia) Dr Wresti Indriatmi
Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH)
The Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH) is a Charitable Trust registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission since 2008. The Society was conceived in Suva Fiji in 1993 with the aim of bringing together nurses, midwives, doctors and all those who work in reproductive heath to learn and network.
An inaugural conference was launched soon after in Vanuatu in 1995. Since then, the Society has hosted educational workshops and conferences in most centres in the Pacific with the assistance of funding partners – with the aim of supporting and empowering reproductive health workers in the Pacific to improve standards of care.
We are a growing and vibrant Society made up of nurses, medical doctors, midwives, and ancillary workers – all dedicated to improve our knowledge and skills to serve our communities through clinical practice and research.
We have a small secretariat in Auckland NZ, where we coordinate our educational programmes and services in the Pacific. We are supported by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, United Nations Fund for Development, NZ Aid, AusAID (now DFAT), our membership and the public, that has enabled us to deliver on our aims and objectives.
Oceania Society for Sexual Health and HIV Medicine
The Oceania Society for Sexual Health and HIV Medicine (OSSHHM), based in Fiji, is a peak professional body representing the interests of health care workers working in the area of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and sexual health care in the smaller Pacific island countries and territories. OSSHHM works to improve access to training in STI/HIV management for public and private sector health care workers while improving the quality of services at local level for key affected populations.
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine
The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) is a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. ASHM draws on its experience and expertise to support the health workforce and to contribute to the sector, domestically and internationally. ASHM is a professional, not-for-profit, member-based organisation. It supports its members, sector partners and collaborators to generate knowledge and action in clinical management and research, education, policy and advocacy in Australasia and internationally. It is committed to quality improvement, and its products and services are sought after by governments, members, health care workers and affected people. ASHM’s dedicated membership, high-calibre staff and commitment to partnership assure its effectiveness in achieving its mission.
National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD Control
The National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD Control (NCHADS) is the focal point within the Ministry of Health with lead responsibility for recommending and implementing policies and strategies for the health sector response to HIV and AIDS as well as STDs. Through the programme management of effective health services, it works to: – reduce the risk of exposure to STDs and HIV. – reduce the risk of transmission of STDs and HIV. – provide care and support for those infected.
AIDS Institute, University of Hong Kong
The AIDS Institute of the University of Hong Kong was established in November 2007 to take HKU in a new strategic direction in fighting this global epidemic and help to make it a leader in the region in AIDS research, education and prevention. Scientists at the AIDS Institute are fully committed to conducting basic and applied research that facilitates the understanding of AIDS pathogenesis and the development of effective AIDS vaccines. Activities in the Institute include: basic research to examine the virological and immunological mechanisms underlying HIV pathogenesis; new concept, design, preparation and laboratory testing of vaccine candidates for HIV and other infectious diseases; and monitoring the evolution of HIV epidemic in Hong Kong and in the region.
Center for Liver Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Center for Liver Health, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Department of Medicine & Therapeutics was formed in 1997 by the merger of the previous Departments of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology – Gastronetrology is one of the departments specialities.
Asia Hep (Hong Kong)
Asia Hep is a non- governmental organisation active in health education relating to the liver and advocate for health policies suggested by WHA and WHO.
YR Gaitonde Medical, Educational and Research Foundation
YRGCARE Medical Centre is a non-profit medical and research institution in Chennai which provides medical care for more than 20,000 persons with HIV disease. Currently over 12,000 persons receive highly active antiretroviral therapy at YRGCARE Medical Centre.
Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment (CART) Clinical Research Site of YRG CARE Medical Centre conducts several clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial and biomedical research studies in collaboration with National
Institutes of Health-US; Brown University RI; University of California-San Diego, Tufts University, MA; Johns Hopkins University, MD; Stanford University, CA; Unversity of California-San Fransisco; CA; Kirby Institute,University of New Southwales, Sydney; Mcfarlane Institute, Melbourne; Karolinska Institute, Sweden; National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis /ICMR; National AIDS Research Institute/ICMR; Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Chennai; Ragas Dental College, Chennai and University of Madras. CART Clinical Research Site of YRGCARE Medical Centre is one of the clinical research site for Therapeutics Clinical Trials of ACTG/NIH, Prevention Trials of HPTN/NIH and START study of INSIGHT/NIH.
YRGCARE Medical Centre has an Infectious Diseases laboratory which is quality assured by CAP, UKNEQAS, NR, VQA, WHO, NIH and accredited by NABL. The laboratory has facilities to do HIV diagnosis, assays for opportunistic infection diagnosis,a Mycobacterial lab with Bactec facilities, facilities for CD4 cell count, HIV RNA quantitation and HIV genotyping. YRGCARE Infectious Diseases laboratory also carries out basic science research and is the regional HIV genotyping laboratory for National Institutes of Health, USA
YRGCARE Medical Centre has contributed more than 275 original scientific manuscripts and has assisted to develop Treatment Guidelines for resource limited settings. Dr.N.Kumarasamy(email@example.com) is the Chief Medical Officer of YRGCARE Medical Centre and the Chief and Site Leader of the CART Clinical Research Site.
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
The Indian Society of Gastroenterology
- had its inception in the year 1960, and is registered under Societies Act, XXI of 1860
- has over 1500 life members
- holds a national conference and 2 mid-term conferences every year
- publishes a high quality indexed journal bimonthly
Angsamerah Institution is a private organisation established in 2007 by Dr. Nurlan Silitonga, a sexual and reproductive health physician with more than 20 years experience in international clinical research and public health consultancy working in collaboration with organisations such as UNAIDS, USAID, AUSAID, World Health Organisation, the Indonesian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. The institution, consisting in a wide network of Indonesian and international medical experts and specialists highly experienced in their respective fields (public health, research, technical assistance, teaching and mentoring), primarily works towards improving the Indonesian health care system by providing public health consulting, creating innovative models for delivering services and training health care professionals. Angsamerah Institution values innovation, quality, partnership and its long-term vision is an Indonesia in which all people are free to express their sexuality; are empowered to take responsibility for their sexual and reproductive health; are well informed; and are capable of easily accessing services.
Eijkman Institute is a renewed, non-profit, government funded research institute conducting basic research in medical molecular biology and biotechnology. The institute is located at the heart of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
The institute has a main mission of advancing the progress of basic and applied research related to molecular biology in Indonesia, with focuses in biomedicine, biodiversity, biotechnology and biosecurity, as well as translating the findings of the research for the benefits of Indonesian community.
Indonesia Medical Association
Indonesia Medical Association (IDI) aims to strengthen the capacity of health care workers and their organisations (e.g. health services, professional associations) to actively participate in developing and maintaining effective systems for HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care.
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) promotes integrated research and development in the field of medicine, from basic research to clinical trials, establishing, maintaining, and providing funding for an environment for integrated R&D through to practical application.
Myanmar Liver Foundation
Liver Foundation (Myanmar) is a national non-profit organization formed by a group of public health professionals, physician, researchers, businessmen, celebrities and social activists. Mission: To implement awareness raising actions and preventive interventions, support and provide access to investigations and treatment facilities, perform surveys and researches, and train health professionals, for chronic hepatitis virus infections and liver diseases countrywide in Myanmar.
Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS, University of Malaya
Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) has become one of the leading research centre in the field of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. Working closely with several other local and international institution, we are currently moving on the path becoming among the top research centre in our field. CERiA was established in 2007 to respond to the need to better understand the Malaysian HIV epidemic, and to build local capacity in conducting HIV related research. Since its establishment, it has become the leading Centre in Malaysia conducting HIV-related research in various fields including epidemiology, social behavioural, clinical and laboratory based research.
Malaysian Liver Foundation
The Malaysian Liver Foundation (MLF) is the only national voluntary, non-profit, charitable organisation in Malaysia dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic diseases through education, training and research.
The MLF works towards the goal of better health for all Malaysians through activities such as:
- Public awareness campaigns on liver conditions such as hepatitis
- Educational forums and events for doctors
- Research into liver diseases in Malaysia
- Provision of laboratory services to test patients for liver condition
Malaysian Academy of Medicine
Malaysian Academy of Medicine is a professional organisation to assure the maintenance of a high standard of professional and ethical practice. The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia embraces all specialities in medicine. As part of its continuing medical education program the Academy sponsors and organises symposia on medical and paramedical topics.
Malaysian Society for HIV Medicine
The Malaysian Society for HIV Medicine was established in 1996 to provide a group identity for Health Care Providers caring for People living with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia. Its membership includes doctors and paramedics from varied fields who are involved in treatment and research of HIV/AIDS. It’s involved in organising the National AIDS Conference (NAC) which happens every two years. In addition it has various educational activities to increase awareness among health care workers and public regarding HIV. The society also regularly updates the national HIV treatment guidelines. www.mashm.net
Papua New Guinea Sexual Health Society
PNG SHS was established in 2006 and is the lead organisation representing health care workers in sexual health and HIV across PNG. The Society aims to assist health care workers by delivering training programs and opportunities to build capacity. The Society works closely with the PNG National Department of Health and also provides training and support to non-government health organisations. The Society also supports the dissemination of research to wider audiences through its annual meeting held alongside the PNG Annual Medical Symposium.
AIDS Society of the Philippines. Inc (ASP)
AIDS Society of the Philippines, Inc. (ASP) is established in 1996. It is a membership-based organisation envisaged as ‘the Philippines’ leading movement of professionals and advocates committed to reducing the impacts of HIV and AIDS’. ASP provides technical expertise and facilitates information exchange among stakeholders and communities. Since 1997, the ASP has conducted the biennial Philippine National Convention on AIDS, the only national convention where various stakeholders meet on HIV and AIDS. In the same year, ASP served as the Conference Secretariat for the 4th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (4th ICAAP. ASP is a member of the Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare (PNGOC), Asian Business Coalition on AIDS, and AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (ASAP). It has also been a member of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and is now the newest member of the Asia and Pacific Regional Professional Societies Network (ASPRN). For more information about ASP go to www.aidsphil.org
Action for AIDS (AfA)
AfA is a NGO and charity comprising health care professionals, advocates and community representatives. It has a staff of approximately 10 persons, and is funded from government grants and donations from private individuals and businesses.
1 To stop HIV transmission
2 To eliminate AIDS-related deaths
3 To overcome HIV-related stigma & discrimination
Preventing HIV Infection
Our educational programmes target affected populations. We spearhead education and empowerment of affected communities.
Encouraging HIV Testing and Counselling
We run the largest anonymous VCT site in Singapore. It also provides linkage-to-care programmes through financial incentives and operates a mobile testing service.
Care and Support
Financial assistance increase access to HIV medications and keeps thousands of HIV positive persons alive.
AfA is recognised internationally for its dedication to AIDS education, care and advocacy. In 2010 AfA won the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health awarded by the World Health Organization in recognition for outstanding contributions in HIV/AIDS education, care and advocacy.
The Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology
The Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology (IIDE) is a leader in managing and preventing infectious diseases. Leading through clinical excellence, compassionate care, innovative research and inspiring education, IIDE enables sharing of resources and expertise, and facilitates the broadening of clinical services and academic activities. Aiming to become the international leader in its field, IIDE collaborates with global partners, and is positioned as the precursor for the 330-bedded National Centre for Infectious Disease slated to open in the year 2018.
The National University Hospital Multidisciplinary Infectious Diseases Program, Singapore (NUH MID Program)
The NUH MID Program, also known as the NUH HIV Program, was established in 2010. The Program utilises the skills and expertise of a multidisciplinary team to provide holistic and specialised clinical care for HIV in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The program also educates healthcare workers, both within and outside of NUH, in providing inclusive and best practice care to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). Additionally, the program conducts clinical, behavioural and operational research that aims to advance knowledge of HIV/AIDS and its impact on Asia. The Program works in partnership with all key HIV programs and organisations in Singapore to ensure comprehensive care, education and research is achieved. www.nuh.com.sg/umc/about-us/about-us/division-of-infectious-diseases.html
Mt Elizabeth Hospital
A private hospital in Singapore
Communicable Disease Centre (Singapore)
For more than 100 years, our hospital through the CDC has always been at the forefront of major infectious disease challenges in Singapore.
We were there when the community battled smallpox, plague, diphtheria, thyroid, cholera and malaria in the early 1900s, to HIV, Nipah virus, SARS and the threats of a flu pandemic in recent years.
As we advance into its next century, our plans for the CDC remain the same – for it to continue its vital role and function in Singapore’s public health system, with emphasis on research, training and education.
Moving in tandem with medical advancement, science and technology, CDC will strive to stay abreast and relevant in supporting our community and Singapore.
National Skin Centre Singapore, Department of STI Control Clinic
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) have traditionally been part of the medical specialty of dermato-venereology. Expertise in this field continues to reside among specialists at the National Skin Centre.
The Division of STI Control (DSC) is part of the NSC, and runs the National STI Control Programme for the Ministry of Health.
The DSC is the only public specialist STI facility in Singapore. It provides comprehensive medical, nursing, laboratory, education and counselling services at subsidized rates. It conducts research in laboratory diagnostics, clinical trials, as well as behavioural and social sciences related to STI/HIV. It also provides training for undergraduates, postgraduates and allied health personnel.
Society of Infectious Diseases
The Society of Infectious Diseases (Singapore) was founded in 1990 to promote the practice, education, training and prevention of infectious diseases in Singapore. Our members comprise infectious disease, microbiology and preventive medicine doctors, and infectious disease nurses, pharmacists and researchers, and students in these disciplines. Our missions are: to advance the knowledge and practice of infectious diseases and its related fields; to promote research in these fields and to organise regular scientific discussions, meetings, symposia, seminars, and workshops on subjects related to infectious diseases. We also aim to collaborate with similar societies or the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the study and research in infectious diseases. We are affiliated with International Society of Chemotherapy (http://www.ischemo.org/) and the Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (http://www.apscmi.org/benefits.php).
Sri Lanka College of Venereologists (College for Sexual Health and HIV Medicine in Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka College of Venereologists is the academic and authoritative professional body in the field of sexual health and HIV medicine in the country. It was established in 1995 for professional and scientific development of the speciality of Venereology. The college is a recognised body in the Ministry of Health and Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Members of the college serve in the Ministry of Health and private sector in Sri Lanka as well as other countries such as UK and Australia. Members manage the Board of Study in Venereology of the PGIM, which trains doctors for the Postgraduate Diploma in Venereology and the Doctor of Medicine in Venereology. Go to: http://www.slcven.org/
National STD/AIDS Control Programme
The National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP) of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka is the key agency responsible for the national response to HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka. The headquarters of the NSACP is situated at 29, De Saram Place Colombo 10, Sri Lanka and it networks with over 30 STD and ART clinics situated all districts of the country. Main objectives of NSACP are the prevention of transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV and provision of care and support for those infected and affected. NSACP is the sole provider of antiretroviral treatment and HIV care in Sri Lanka. It also provides comprehensive care for STIs including laboratory services and plays a major role in training of medical and other healthcare workers in HIV and STIs in Sri Lanka.
Taiwan AIDS Society
The Taiwan AIDS Society is a legitimately established non-profit social organisation.
The Taiwan AIDS Society aims to assist the government in preventing the spread of the Acquired Immunity Syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and maintaining the general health and welfare of the nation.
The duties of the AIDS Society are:
- To assist the government in implementing AIDS control and prevention measures.
- To provide medical assistance to AIDS sufferers (including related medical personnel).
- To enhance community awareness and concern for the AIDS problem.
- To assist the government in promoting the proper understanding and knowledge of AIDS among the general public.
- To urge AIDS related academic studies and researches.
- To assist the government in contacting and following up status of AIDS sufferers.
- To assist in government campaigns for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
- To attend to other matters related to the credo and duties provided in the bylaws
An AIDS Society in Thailand.
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, is an organisation under the umbrella of the Thai Red Cross Society. We provide outstanding HIV/AIDS treatment and care, foster innovative and responsible research, and train health care practitioners in HIV/AIDS.
The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre is committed to providing quality HIV/AIDS prevention and care and conducting research relevant to Thailand and Southeast Asian region in order to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS and related co-infections.
Timor Leste Medical Association (AMTL)
AMTL is a peak professional body representing health care professionals and those providing support for reproductive health programs, care and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, HIV and related conditions. The Timor Leste Medical Association works to develop the capacity of its members and of the sector to provide best practice care and treatment to people living with sexually transmitted infections, HIV and AIDS. It is also committed to supporting HIV prevention for people at risk of HIV infection.
Vietnam Clinical HIV/AIDS Society (VCHAS)
VCHAS is among the first professional medical organisations founded in Vietnam. VCHAS’s goals are to improve the capacity of physicians and health care workers on HIV/AIDS treatment, creating a national forum in which members can share experiences and keep up to date with the latest advances in HIV/AIDS care and treatment to improve the standard of care for people living with HIV. VCHAS also focuses on networking and sharing experiences with other countries and international organisations. For more information about VCHAS go to www.vchas.org
Prof Ding-Shinn Chen, Distinguished Chair-Professor of Medicine National Taiwan University, Taipei
Dr Graham Neilsen, President-Elect Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Public Health University of Queensland
Dr Nick Paton, Chair of infectious Diseases at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Wong KH, Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, the University of Hong Kong.