Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS

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Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS

The Irish Global Health Network is facilitating Irish Aid’s Annual Father Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS.

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Smock Alley Theatre, 1662 6-7 Exchange Street Lower D08 EH67 Dublin 8 Ireland

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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

It’s that time of year again when, as an Irish community committed and passionate about HIV, we celebrate World AIDS Day with the Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS.

The annual Irish Aid Professor Father Michael Kelly HIV Lecture is held every year to coincide with World AIDS Day. For over 50 years, Tullamore-born Professor Father Michael J. Kelly had worked tirelessly in the fight against HIV/AIDS in his naturalised country of Zambia, and internationally, spreading the message of strength, dignity, and hope for those affected and at risk.

Every year, this event gives us an opportunity to come together as a community, to keep ourselves up-to-date in terms of the current priorities for HIV and AIDS and importantly to ensure that we keep HIV high on the agenda.

This year, the event will be held on Thursday 1st December, 2022 from 17:00-19:00 Irish Time, at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. This years focus is on the important theme of HIV at a Time of Crisis.

Opening remarks:

  • Minister Colm Brophy, Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora

Keynote speakers:

  • Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director, Alliance for Public Health, Ukraine
  • Fungai Murau, MCIM, MA, Independent Consultant (HIV), United Kingdom


  • Erik Agudelo, Founder, Play Learn Develop and Volunteer, MPower
  • Michael Gaffey, Director General, Development Cooperation and Africa Division (Irish Aid), DFAD
  • Robbie Lawlor, Activist, Co-Founder of Access to Medicines Ireland


  • Dil Wickremasinghe, Broadcaster, Journalist and Activist

More details to be announced soon!

This is a free event, but registration is required for in-person attendance.

The event will also be livestreamed on the Irish Global Health Network YouTube channel for those wishing to view the event online, and registration is not required for this.

Visit the Father Michael Kelly website here

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