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Heath Clark Lecture 2024 with Professor Nai-Ying Monica Ko

From evidence to policy implementation: HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Taiwan

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Join this year's lecture where Professor Nai-Ying Monica Ko will delve into the critical intersection of evidence-based research and practical policy implementation regarding HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Taiwan. Our distinguished speaker will share stories regarding the policy initiation, negotiation with third parties (including Taiwan CDC, pharmaceutical company, communities, and potential PrEP users) through the program implementation, writing guidelines, differentiated and simplified service delivery approaches. Prof Ko will discuss how PrEP has been integrated into national guidelines and highlight successful strategies to enhance uptake, persistence, and effective use.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.


Professor Nai-Ying Monica Ko, National Cheng Kung University

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Prof Ko is Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Nursing and Public Health at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, where she has a strong track-record in public health and nursing research. Prof Ko is a well-known figure in Taiwan and internationally as a long-time advocate for health equity and social justice. She pioneered HIV counseling and testing programs in Taiwan in early 1990s and has since been a vocal advocate for the human rights of minority populations in Asia, especially as they relate to healthcare access. She was active in the COVID epidemic as a frontline coordinator, consultant to the Taiwan CDC and two city governments, and as a researcher.

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