When13-14 December
WhereRiga, Latvia


AFEW International  is Dutch non-governmental humanitarian organisation that strives to promote health, and advocates for increased access to prevention, treatment, and care for major public health concerns such as HIV, tuberculosis, COVID-19, viral hepatitis, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The work of AFEW International is primarily focused on the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. AFEW International is working with and for “key populations” (LGBTIQ and men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers, people living with HIV, (ex-)prisoners, (labour) migrants, vulnerable youth and adolescents).

By providing support and empowering communities and civil society organisations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, AFEW International contributes to better access to good quality health services for all, including people whose access is denied due to stigma and discrimination.



The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is an international research and education institute that works to develop sustainable solutions to major health problems. By taking a problem-oriented approach, AIGHD transcends the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines and integrates three fundamental activities into one institute:

  • research
  • education & capacity building
  • policy & impact

AIGHD was initiated as a partnership between the Amsterdam UMC, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Today, it is a dynamic research and education institute that thrives on intense collaboration among experts from multiple disciplines including biomedicine, economics and social and behavioral sciences. With its interdisciplinary and translational approach, AIGHD addresses the most critical medical, social, economic and political challenges in global health and development that cut across national and political borders.