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December 04, 2013
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Michelle Roland, MD
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Presenter: Michelle Roland, MD
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In this presentation, Michelle Roland, MD, gives a glimpse of her experiences working as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director in Tanzania. She provides a brief description of HIV statistics and health services in Tanzania and gives an overview of the organizational structure of PEPFAR and the CDC office in Tanzania, including non-HIV related activities such as the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and epidemiological outbreak investigation services. The presentation gives a perspective on the challenges and successes of working in this context, such as balancing equity with targeted programming, negotiating with diverse agencies and implementing partners, while working with minimal medical technology and public-health-based algorithms, often in one-room dispensaries, to provide life-saving medical care.

Presenter: Michelle Roland, MD

Dr. Roland is an Associate Professor in the HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH. She has been CDC Country Director in Tanzania since 2011 and previously was Director of the Office of AIDS in the California Department of Public Health.