There are two World AIDS Day events coming up this week at Tufts!

World AIDS Day: Movie Screening
“Mohammad and the Matchmaker”
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Time: Noon
Location: SK 316

Join us for a screening of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Documentary: “Mohammad and the Matchmaker,” a film about HIV/AIDS in Iran. This film features Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamiar Alaei, our guests at the Tufts World AIDS Day lecture this Thursday. Catch a glimpse of their work in action before you see them speak!
Lunch & snacks will be served.

Cosponsors: Community Health Advocates at Tufts, Physicians for Human Rights at Tufts

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Tufts World AIDS Day 2012 Lecture
“Health & Human Rights: The Challenges of Combatting HIV/AIDS in Iran”
Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m
Location: Wolff Auditorium, Tufts Medical Center
Reception to follow

In recognition of World AIDS Day, we are honored to host two distinguished speakers, Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Arash Alaei, two Iranian physicians who have received international attention for their work in HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Alaei and Dr. Alaei co-authored Iran’s National Strategic Plan for the Control of HIV/AIDS 2002-2007, and were awarded $15.8 million by the Global Fund to control HIV/AIDS in Iran. Accolades include:

Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award from the New York Academy of Science in 2009
Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the Global Health Council in June 2011
Inaugural Award for Leadership in Health and Human Rights by PAHO/WHO in Dec. 2011
Inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award in Recognition of Efforts to Advocate for Human Rights in the field of HIV by The Foundation for AIDS Research and the International AIDS Society in July 2012

This is a university-wide event, and is open to the public. Questions? Contact kimberly.petko@tufts.edu M’15, and meena.bolourchi@tufts.edu M’13.

Cosponsors: Emergency Medicine Interest Group, Global Health Interest Group, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Global Health TUSM, Physicians for Human Rights at Tufts
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