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Save the date: webinar on HIV, COVID, inequalities and BAME communities

You are invited to join a London Fast-Track Cities webinar on COVID, inequalities and BAME communities: implications for HIV prevention?

This will be presented by Professor Kevin Fenton, co-chair of the London Fast-Track Cities Initiative Leadership Group.

The webinar will take place from 4:00pm to 5:00pm GMT on Tuesday 28 July 2020.

Professor Kevin Fenton will cover the following topics:

  • Access to services – how have they been affected?
  • The intersection of HIV and COVID in BAME communities
  • What does the COVID pandemic mean for communities going forwards?

Kevin worked in a variety of public health roles across government and academia, before re-joining Public Health England in April 2020 as London’s Director of Public Health.

Before taking up the London regional director role, Kevin held a joint position as Strategic Director of Place and Well-being and Director of Public Health at London Borough of Southwark, and Senior Advisor for Public Health England. At Southwark he led the council’s planning, regeneration, community engagement and public health portfolios driving inclusive regeneration, asset-based community development and promoting health in all policies. He also led the Council’s public health programmes and worked across the Council and NHS to promote health in all policies, social regeneration and digital public health.

Kevin is Public Health England’s Senior Advisor for HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and provides strategic advice on health improvement programmes.

Professor Fenton was previously Public Health England’s National Director for Health and Well-being and led national prevention programmes including screening for cancer and other conditions, health checks, public mental health, e-cigarette tobacco harm reduction, sexual and reproductive health, and a range of well-being programmes for infants, youth, adults and older adults. He also established and led Public Health England’s health equity portfolio with a range of programmes and activities focused on addressing the social determinants of health, and promoting place-based approaches to health improvement.

Between 2005-2012, Professor Fenton was the Director of the National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. He also served as chief of Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Syphilis Elimination Effort and has worked in research, epidemiology, and the prevention of HIV and other STDs since 1995.

Previously he was the Director of the HIV and STI Department at the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.

As Regional Director for London, Kevin will fulfill the role of the Mayor of London’s public health advisor, provide leadership for health, prevention of ill health, health protection and reduction of health inequalities in the capital.

To register for the event please click on the following link:

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