World Affairs Conversation & Reception with Beth Preble

Presenter: Beth Preble

Topic:  Children and AIDS in the Developing World – Advances and Ongoing Challenges

LOCATION:  Mark White Contemporary, 1611 Paseo de Peralta (in the Railyard)

Cost: $15 CIR Members and $20 Invited Guests

Attendance limited: Advance reservations required; please reserve by Thursday, October 25 at noon.

To make reservcations for this event, call the CIR Office: (505) 982-4931 or register online below.

Join CIR members and guests in honoring Beth Preble’s important work with children around the globe who are living with HIV/AIDS at this autumn evening reception and talk that will include wine and light hors d’oeuvres in the spacious Mark White Contemporary Art Gallery at the Railyard.  .


By the end of 2010, 3.4 million children under the age of 15 were living with HIV globally, most of them in developing countries.  This is in sharp contrast to the United States, where less than 10,000 pediatric AIDS cases have been diagnosed cumulatively since the beginning of the epidemic.

During the evening, Beth will speak about the status of the pediatric AIDS epidemic in Africa and other resource-challenged regions; review the ways children can acquire HIV/AIDS; recent advances in prevention and treatment; and ongoing clinical, social, political, and financial challenges to eliminating pediatric AIDS.

Elizabeth Preble has over thirty-five years of international health experience with expertise in HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and family planning.  She has held long-term overseas positions in Malaysia and Bangladesh and staff positions with UNICEF, Family Health International, The Population Council, and the International Science and Technology Institute.   Since 1997, she has served as a consultant on HIV/AIDS issues for United Nations organizations, international health contractors and foundations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Republics.  She has been instrumental in developing AIDS-related programs and policies globally, and has published widely on AIDS-related topics, with a focus on women and children.  She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan and is fluent in French.  Ms. Preble lives in Santa Fe with her husband, Stephen Joseph, a pediatrician and international public health expert.