2002. The International Partnership for Microbicides officially launched at the Microbicides 2002 Conference in Antwerp. I helped them with conference logistics and wrote their first public information piece. I was then retained to conceive and develop the IPM’s external relations program, focusing on communications and donor relations. Specific projects included: recruiting the External Relations Manager, preparing for the 13th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, developing a state-of-the-art website, and drafting a substantive report describing the IPM’s brief history, structures and operations.
For more about the IPM, visit www.ipmglobal.org.