WIPAPORN NATALIE SONGTAWEESIN, MBBS, DTMH
Pediatrician, Clinical Researcher, Center of Excellence for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, Chulalongkorn University
About the lecture
Although considerable advances have been made in HIV treatment and prevention globally, adolescents continue to be disproportionately affected by new HIV infections worldwide with their psychosocial vulnerabilities. Delivery of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a newly available and highly effective HIV prevention tool has faced considerable global implementation challenges. Using collaborative work conducted by Sara LeGrand's team at Duke University on adapting the US-produced PrEP-adherence supporting mobile phone application P3: Prepared, Protected, emPowered to Thai adolescents, Songtaweesin will present experiences, lessons learned and future challenges identified for adapting mobile health technologies to middle-income settings.
Lunch will be provided. This event is part of Think Global, a weekly lecture series at the Duke Global Health Institute. It is free and open to the public.
About the speaker
Wipaporn Natalie Songtaweesin has conducted multiple research studies on HIV prevention and treatment in adolescents with funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health and International AIDS Society. Her areas of interest include use of mobile health technologies and integration of mental health care to routine adolescent HIV care services to improve health outcomes.